LOVE IS IN THE AIR—Michael and Rae Fussell (Photos by Debbie Norrell)
For 21 years the season for sweethearts has kicked off with the Annual Kappa Sweetheart Ball. This year there was a new twist, the sweetheart ball morphed into “An After 7 Love Affair:” The 22nd Annual Valentines Extravaganza featuring national recording artist “After 7.”
KSEF (Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund) President Rex Crawley commended Brother Howard Russell and his committee for their unwavering commitment to achievement and making sure that Feb. 9, was one of the most incredible events in the KSEF history. The evening began with a VIP reception on the second floor of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Guests were beautifully dressed in fabulous evening looks and dined on salmon, roast beef, turkey and enjoyed a tasty mashed potato bar.
After dining, it was time for the centerpiece of the evening, a live performance featuring R&B trio “After 7.” The sexy, suave and debonair group blew the audience away with their hits: “Can’t Stop,” “Ready or Not,” and “Heat of the Moment.”
The formal program portion of the evening, emceed by Dwayne Cooper, was brief but powerful. KSEF will give out nearly $500,000 in scholarships with the help of sponsors, Robert Morris University, Penn State University, NEED and State Farm Insurance. Highmark executive Evan Frazier also announced the endowment of the Aaron Walton KSEF Scholarship.
After a great concert it was time for your choice of after parties. During the entire evening, love was in the air.