Urban League to Hold Fourth Annual Decades Party

Courtesy of GWUL | 10/15/2010, 12:45 p.m.

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WHO: Greater Washington Urban League, Inc. (GWUL); Maudine R. Cooper (President and CEO, GWUL), Celebrity Hosts Huggy Lowdown (Comedian and radio personality) and partner Chris Paul, (Comedian and radio personality). James Brown's sister, Fannie Brown will be in attendance along with guest appearances by other local celebrities.

WHAT: The Greater Washington Urban League's, Fourth Annual Decades Party. Highlighting the evening will be a funk fest tribute to the Parliament Funkadelics by The Clones of Funk, a special Godfather of Soul impressions contest, a raffle and great prizes. There will also be a variety of contests held throughout the evening including a Hand Dance contest, a Best Dressed for the decade contest and a Best Hairstyle contest.

Upon arrival guests will receive star treatment by getting their picture taken on the Red Carpet. For ticket information on this event visit the League's website at www.gwul.org, or call 202-265-8200 ext. 290. All proceeds go to GWUL programs.

SPONSORS: Care First, Comcast, Duke Energy, Fandango Productions, George Washington University, Giant,
Konica Minolta, Southwest Airlines, Thursday Network.

WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 2010
7 pm - Midnight

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

WHY: Now in its 72st year, the Greater Washington Urban League continues to provide a wide range of services including education, employment and training; health promotion; food and utility assistance and housing and community development, serving more than 65,000 persons annually.

The mission of the League is "to increase the economic and political empowerment of African Americans and other minorities and to help all Americans share equally in the responsibilities and rewards of full citizenship." The League is one of more than 100 affiliates of the National Urban League, and is a member agency of the United Way of the National Capital Area. For more information please visit www.gwul.org.