For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Adrian Williams
Media Phone: (415) 424-2980
San Francisco: Join the Village Project on Friday, October 26th, for the 8th annual “A Senior Moment, A Senior Prom for the 50+”.
This awards dinner recognizes outstanding seniors for their contributions and dedication to serving their communities. This year’s honorees are Rev. Cynthia Joseph, Helynna Brooke, Mary Crenshaw, Thomas R. Simpson, Supervisor Vallie Brown, Beverly Taylor, John Templeton, and The Bayview Newspaper’s Mary and Willie Radcliff. All honorees have worked diligently to enhance the lives of youth, seniors, families and the city of San Francisco. A special thanks to Mayor London Breed for her continued support of this annual celebration. After the awards presentations at 7 pm, guests will satisfy their palates with a delectable dinner, followed by some “down home” blues, performed by The Groove Riders Blues Band, featuring David Sobel on the keyboard. Of course, DJ, “Mr. C”, will be on hand, spinning his oldies- but goodies from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Join us for “A Senior Prom for the 50 +” and enjoy some good blues, tantalizing food, dancing, no-host bar and plenty of community connectedness.
7 pm to 11 pm7 pm: Awards/Dinner
8:30 pm: Performance: The Groove Riders, Special Appearance by David Sobel on Keyboard
Dancing to 50’s, 60’s 70’s & 80’s jams – Mr. “C” – DJ
Westbay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore @ Eddy
Free for the 50+; Juniors, under 50: $20 Donation
Tickets @ www.eventbrite.com or can be purchased at the door
Who: “A Senior Moment” is sponsored by The Village Project in collaboration with the Bayview Y. This year’s community partners are Grant for the Arts, Bi-Rite Markets, Whole Foods, Western Addition Family Resource Center, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Western Addition Senior Center, Bayview/Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, Nia Soul Catering, The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Charlie’s Pharmacy, The Success Center, San Francisco and The Village Project Advisory Board. This community event is funded in part by a grant from the Dept. of Public Health.
Adrian Williams, the producer, is Executive Director and founder of the Village Project, a service non-profit, focusing on the education and cultural enrichment of youth and their families in the Western Addition. The Village Project produces family/community events, including, most recently, Grilling in the Mo’ blues concert/bar-b-q held at Hamilton Rec. Center, Western Addition Youth Trauma Summits and our upcoming 13th annual Kwanzaa Celebration (Dec. 26 – Jan 1), along with Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/ Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore to be held on March 5th, 2019.
NOTE: The Village Project’s free after-school enrichment program is underway. The program site is located at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Street. Program hours are from 2 pm to 6 pm, Monday – Friday for youth 5 to 17 years old.
For more information or to donate to the Village Project, visit: www.thevillageprojectsf.org
The Village Project