With a crowd of close to 200 people on hand for the Pine Hills Performing Arts Center’s 2nd Annual Gala, organizers of the event chalked it up as a success – a signal that people want to see arts in the Pine Hills community.
The evening gala was held Oct. 12 at the Soiree Event and Convention Center on Silver Star Road.
Highlights of the dinner gala included a special presentation by singer Jacqueline Jones, Orange County proclamation presented to the center’s Executive Director Michael Kimbrough, as well as live performances by two winners from the center’s recent “Best of the Best” Talent Search – Jemima Poitevien (composer-pianist) and Brooklyn Clarke (dancer).
Internationally known Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas, keynote speaker, gave an inspiring speech on people making a difference, being a catalyst for change…like Kimbrough. People, like those in the audience who have a love for the arts, can help by giving to the center, she said. After the program, the band played and people hit the dance floor.
© Orlando Community News, 2013