Continental Societies' extravaganza

MARYLAND SCENE

January 16, 2000|By SLOANE BROWN

The holidays took an elegant turn at the Continental Societies Baltimore Chapter "Christmas Extravaganza" black-tie ball. The Martin's West ballroom shimmered in decorations of black, white and silver, while a well-turned-out turnout of 1,200 added the sparkle.

Enjoying this festive holiday treat: Gladys Rice, event chair; Gwendolyn A. Lindsay and Lynda M. Brown, event co-chairs; Elnora B. Fullwood, Continental Societies Baltimore Chapter board president; Dr. Susan Jones, Margaret C. Turner and Emily Peck, chapter charter members; Kathy Owens Wyatt, board secretary; Magdalene Fennell, event honoree; Joseph H. Brown Jr., president of Joseph H. Brown Funeral Home; Dr. Charles W. Griffin, member of Morgan State University board of regents; Charlotte Wing, director of pupil services for Baltimore City schools; James Mitchell, owner of Mitchell's Lawn and Landscaping; and Clolita M. Williams, UMBC assistant vice president.

Continental Societies is an organization committed to helping underprivileged and disadvantaged youth. The holiday benefit party raised $25,000.

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