Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
February 8, 2006

Schreiner University Sponsored African-American Gala 2006 Events Feb. 18 and Feb. 20

by Amy Armstrong, Assistant Director of University Relations

Almost Spring Fashion Show poster The Schreiner University sponsored African-American Gala 2006 will hold its next two events Feb.18 and Feb. 20 on the Schreiner campus. The “Almost Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon” produced by Many Hats, a local educational event planning organization, and sponsored by Schreiner University, will take place Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom. A silent auction will follow the luncheon. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds will benefit the summer youth education program at the Doyle School Community Center.   On Feb. 20 the gala continues with “Jabali Afrika” a night of Kenyan music and dance, co-sponsored by Schreiner’s Student Activities Board. It will be at 8 p.m. in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom. The public is welcome at this free event.

The African-American Gala 2006, a series of  educational Black History Month events, is designed to raise awareness of and financial support for the Doyle Community Center, the Barnett Chapel Methodist Church and Mt. Olive Baptist Church youth ministry educational programs, during the month of February. All of the events are being coordinated and produced by Many Hats.  The Doyle Community Center plays an essential role in the community providing continuing education courses including, GED, English as a Second Language, and it is the headquarters for the Kerrville Independent School District’s after-school mentoring program. The center also houses Families in Literacy, Christian Men’s Job Corp and Faith Temple Gospel Church. The community center is funded through private donations and some grants.

Black History Month will mark its 80th anniversary this year, the theme for which is “Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Institutions.”  Originally established as Negro History Week in 1926 by African-American author and scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the event eventually evolved into establishing February as Black History Month in 1976.

For more information about the events, please contact Peg Hainey at 830-895-4932.

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