I had a great time participating in the annual Port City Rip The Runway event! I was able to model a gown by David's Bridal and my husband Yusef modeled in various scenes throughout the night. It was great to be apart of such an awesome event, raising money for a wonderful charity.
More than 250 people gathered together in the Port City for a one of a kind event. The Wilmington Black Professionals led by Amanda Fitzpatrick and her husband Yusef Abdur-Razzaaq hosted a major event MLK weekend to bring together professionals and community members for a special event. The event was designed to allow networking, mingling, speeches from local political leaders and dancing! Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and State Rep. Deb Butler attended and spoke about MLK's dream for the city. Community leaders and others enjoyed complimentary appetizers, speciality cocktails, DJ Bigg B from Coast 97.3 and more. It was a an amazing event and people traveled from Charlotte, Baltimore and Raleigh to celebrate that night.
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Wilmington is a city known for it's beaches but today it was all about the snow! Icy wintry weather hit our area and we took a break for our news coverage once we got home, to get some pics in the snow!
It was a fun New Year's Eve with my husband and our friends. We went to Palate in Downtown Wilmington for a "Grown Folks" party, great music and local craft brews and wines. We left to go to Blackfinn one more time before they close. We met up with Peter the manager and some other friends and had a great time dancing and also counting down to Midnight. I don't know about you but I am happy for my health, family, job and so much more. In 2018 I plan to count my blessings and believe that the New Year will bring in many more!
I had a blast reading the Polar Express book to the kiddos as they waited anxiously to meet Santa in Downtown Wilmington. There were more than a dozen kids, there ages include 3 to 12 years old. The backdrop of the Train with the conductor and Santa made it a special reading that the kids loved! I also got a chance to take photos with some of the kids I read too.
The readings take place the week before Christmas each year and my station WWAY is proud to sponsor readers from our on-air team.
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The Brigade Boys & Girls Club hosted a Masquerade ball and casino night fundraiser at the Sir Tyler Terraces in Wilmington. Amanda was the emcee and participated in the fun by attempting to play a few casino games. The event was to raise money for the community boys and girls clubs across the area in New Hanover County. More than a hundred people came out to show their support dressed in their best.