By Johnnye Fye Bell
President Charley M. Sumlin is pleased to announce that plans are being finalized for Les Bonnes Amies Club, Inc.’s 47th Cinderella Ball. Les Bonnes Amies (The Good Friends) was founded in 1947 by an energetic group of women in the Broward County community. The Cinderella Ball is the club’s only fundraiser.
Funds raised from this affair help the club support worth-while projects in the community. In the past, the club has made generous donations to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), The American Red Cross, and Susie C. Holley Cradle Nursery. The club continues to support The Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, cancer research, the needy and distressed and scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
On Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7 p.m., the social hall of First Baptist Church Piney Grove will be transformed into the magical land of make believe where dreams really can come true.
You will have the opportunity to meet in His Excellency Prince Charming’s ballroom, three young ladies and three young men vying for the title of Princess Cinderella and Prince Charming 2015.
Our reigning Princess De-Mariyah Hough and Prince Reginald Williams, II will relinquish their crowns to two of the following contestants, Ednesha Coleman, Parkway Middle, Faithlyn Gaye, Broward Estates Elementary, Aalilyah Wiggins, Nova Eisenhower Elementary, Eddie Lee Macklin, III, Pompano Beach Middle, Kaid Muhammad, North Lauderdale Elementary and Caleb Williams, Piney Grove Boys Academy.
Les Bonnes Amies Club, Inc. is only one of a few social clubs still in existence in Broward County today. Maude L. Storr, one of the original members, continues to be an integral part of the club. Additional members are: Johnnye F. Bell, Lillie Fye, Mary Morrison, Cynthia Diane Parke, Carol S. Hill, Deloris Sumlin, and Lydia Waring. Patsy Mills and Norma Wright are honorary members of the club. First Baptist Church Piney Grove is located at 4699 W. Okld. Pk. Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. The public is invited to attend.