FAIRFIELD — Raising money to fund its charitable activities, the Fairfield-Suisun City-Vacaville Section of the National Council of Negro Women held its second annual dinner dance Saturday night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield.
With 155 people expected to enjoy dinner and dancing – including a dance contest – the night was shaping up to be a fun one.
And fun for a good cause.
“This is our second annual dinner dance,” said Antonea Brown, chairwoman of the local NCNW section. “We feed eight families during the holiday season and then we take four children out to buy Christmas gifts. We turn the money back over into the community.”
As people filled the Larkspur Room at the Hilton, a DJ provided a smooth R&B soundtrack for the early part of the evening.
“We’re having a dance contest,” Brown said. “Two sections, matching the dances with the songs of that era starting off with the twist, then the swim. Basically oldies but goodies.”
Among those gathered to celebrate the evening was Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley).
“(It’s) just an opportunity to spend a night with great people who are passionate about the cause and being able to just celebrate,” Frazier said. “It’s not often I can come and just be me and learn about some of the interesting things in Solano County.”
Frazier said attending events like the dinner dance is just part of learning about the people he represents.
“Just an ongoing learning experience,” he said. “Everybody here has got a passion.”
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