By Johnnye Fye Ball
President Charley M. Sumlin is pleased to announce that plans are being finalized for Les Bonnes Amies Club, Inc.’s 48th Cinderella Ball! Les Bonnes Amies Club, Incorporated (The Good Friends) was founded in 1947, for the purpose of providing fellowship opportunities for the members and extending socio-civic services to the community. Maude Lewis Storr, a member for over 60 years, continues to be an active, viable member of the club. The club’s membership, though small in number, proposes to do big things to support the community.
The Cinderella Ball is the club’s only fundraising activity. In the past, the club has provided over $10,000 to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) as well as provided assistance to Susie C. Holley Cradle Nursery. Funds realized from this event provide scholarships to needy high school students, assistance to needy and distressed families, and funds for sickle cell anemia and cancer re-search.
On Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 7 p.m., Princess Ednesha Coleman, and Prince Eddie Lee Macklin, III, will relinquish their crowns to one of three young ladies, and two young men vying for the honor of be-coming Princess Cinderella and Prince Charming 2016. The contestants are: Angelise Ford, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montessori Academy, Justyce Foster, City Academy at Parkway, DeMiyah Hough, Dillard Elementary, Christian Smith, Westminster Academy” and Caleb Williams, Piney Grove Boys Academy. The ball will be held at Piney Grove First Baptist Church, 4699 W. Okld. Pk. Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. The officers and members, Lillie Fye, Carol Storr Hill, Mary Morrison, Maude L. Storr, Charley Sumlin, Deloris Sumlin, Lydia Waring, and Johnnye Fye Bell and honorary members Patsy Mills and Norma Wright, invite you to attend.