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!
Author : Amanda Fitzpatrick