Harlem Nights at the Historic Manhattan Casino

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ST. PETERSBURG — The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter in partnership with the Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County, Inc. held the 2019 Harlem Nights Fundraiser Saturday, June 8 at the historic Manhattan Casino.

If was as if you stepped into F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Flappers on the dance floor, debonair bon vivants rolling lucky numbers – for entertainment purposes only – jazz reverberating off the walls and spirits flowing. The night was filled with the essence of the Roaring 20s, all for charity.

As the community revisited the Harlem Renaissance, they were also raising funds for scholarships for local high school and college students, community programming and financial support to local organizations.

The night saw performances by songstress Deneen Wyman, a silent auction for numerous items ranging from gift baskets to Caribbean destinations. The art of local artist Steven Ramsey was also showcased.

The Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter would like to thank everyone in attendance and the following sponsors for supporting this event to help support resources for The Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County, Incorporated:

  • Pinellas County Commissioner Kenneth T. Welch
  • & Mrs. Cedric and Joyce Thornton
  • The Honorable Patrice Moore, Circuit Court Judge
  • Dharvette Barwick
  • Howard McKnight, CPA
  • Art O’Hara, R’Club Childcare, Inc
  • PRP Wine International
  • Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill
  • Great Explorations
  • Eckerd College
  • Creal Funeral Home
  • Members of Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter

For more information, visit www.ZUOChapter.org.

About Youth Development Foundation

The Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established by the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to provide programming activities that will enhance the quality of life for targeted youth and families in Pinellas County. Their programming focuses on education and scholarships, health, the arts, the family unit and fosters economic and community development.

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