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14th Annual Low Country Aid to Africa (LCAA) To Host Evening of Entertainment Jan. 21
12/21/2016 2:54:55 PM

Lonnie Hamilton

George Kenny
The 14th annual Low Country Aid to Africa Evening of Entertainment will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8:00-11:30p.m. The party with a purpose will be held at the ILA Hall (International Longshoremen’s Association #1422) at 1142 Morrison Drive in downtown Charleston.

Lonnie Hamilton III, music pioneer and retired educator, on alto saxophone, will be joined by George Kenny, tenor sax; Oscar Rivers on keyboards; Gerald “Cameo” Williams, drums and Joy Pryor as featured vocalist. DJ Whiz (Montez C. Martin III) will play music during the band breaks.

LCAA, a local nonprofit organization, works to make the historic connection between the lowcountry and the continent of Africa. “Since our founding, LCAA has given over $113,900 in gifts, donations and grants. Our major recipients are Ikamva Labantu in South Africa and the National Baptist, USA Hospital in Malawi. "Last year we also gave small grants to the Harmony Ministries in Port Au Prince Haiti, and Project Tariro at Old Mutariroe Missions Hospital,” said The Honorable Lucile Whipper, LCAA general chair.
“We have contributed to local causes since our founding in 2004: the Ryan White AIDS Fund at Roper Hospital and the SC Strong Rehabilitation program. Because of the impact of Hurricane Matthew in South Carolina this year, there are many areas of our state that have not fully recovered. It is our goal this year to increase our giving to local disaster areas without decreasing our contributions to Africa,” continued Ms. Whipper.

LCAA was initiated in 2003 by The Charleston (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated to collaborate with local fraternal groups, community organizations, religious institutions and others to raise funds to combat HIV/AIDS and to provide assistance to local nonprofit organizations.

Caribbean and low country cuisine will be provided compliments of locally owned restaurants and caterers. Call (843) 577-4122, ext. 111 or (843) 804-9988 for reservations and mail your check (or donation) to LCAA/Palmetto Project, 6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 100, North Charleston, SC 29406.

A portion of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible. Individual tickets are $40 and sponsors of $500 or more will have reserved tables and ten tickets. Tickets for individuals will also be available at the door.

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