Crown Affair

Reporting by WVUA 23’s Samantha Fisher

Stillman College Women’s Council Inc. hosted a Crown Affair brunch at the Indian Hills Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 12.

This was a fundraising event designed to assist the organization in its mentor program for students at Stillman College. The Stillman College Women’s Council is an all-female volunteer organization that began in 2012 whose purpose is to educate and empower young women. This was its second annual fundraiser.

Currently the organization is mentoring two students who they follow from their sophomore year through their senior year of college, and then they pick up two more students.

They have held several events that involve the community, but this event honored leaders of the community including Mike Daria, the superintendent of Tuscaloosa City Schools, Irma Taylor, who is the president of the Stillman College Women’s Council, and others. Even WVUA 23’s Tamika Alexander was the “Mistress of Ceremonies” and introduced some of the speakers.

“The Crown Affair Jazz Brunch is an idea that sprung out from the existent members,” Taylor said. “They decided this was something women would like to come to as well as men, put on their hats, say a good morning and have brunch. And enjoy the music and the fellowship.”

This event invited men and women in the community to come out and wear a fun hat in addition to offering live jazz music and a chance to win a gift basket. Tickets were $50 per person and sponsorship packages were available.

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