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A summer SOO-ree, the Douglasville AKA way...

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A soiree is typically defined as an evening party, typically in a private house, for conversation or music.

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One such organization who not only understands the concept, as well as building upon, just "SOO" happens to be the members of the Douglasville-based alumnae chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Their forthcoming All White Party provides a mature audience with an outing reflective of the aforementioned definition, as well as a few extras, in having a fun and festive affair designed to support their larger community-based initiatives for their servicing area.

On the evening of August 15th, from 7pm-12am, their event is taking place at the beautiful setting of Tuscany Hills. Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear their white attire, along with bringing their lawn chairs, picnic baskets, favorite spirits, and a great attitude to enjoy a relaxing and jovial time with the chapter members, friends, and associates.

One of the featured happenings includes the silent auction. Last year's auction features items ranging from sporting event tickets and paraphernalia, outings related to the arts, and other interrelated events for future sophisticated activities for those in attendance. Combined with live music and other related entertainment, the mid-August event promises to build upon last year's high-quality program.

Tickets are $20 per person; they may be purchased online (click HERE for purchases and additional details).

Since their larger sorority's establishment on January 15, 1908, the chapter provides multiple means of leadership and service to their servicing area. Their chartering in December of 1990 makes them the first Black-Greek lettered organization to have a presence in Douglas County. Through their larger sorority platforms such as (but not limited to) the Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) program for middle school aged women (grades 6-8), along with initiatives ranging from health, global poverty, economic security, social justice and human rights, and internal leadership training through external service, the sorority (and chapter) is able to provide meaningful and tangible efforts in reaching those in their servicing area. Chapter initiated programs ranging from their scholarship program and forthcoming TEA Rose Cotillion Program provide added tiers of service.

August 15th is not just another evening outing; patronage from the larger community assists the chapter with their current and forthcoming programs in serving their community. It's a date in which all are able to party, but do so with a defined and positive purpose.

That surely sounds SOO good!