By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal
A special night of dining and soulful music was enjoyed by all during Ruth’s Child Care Center Happy Valentine Dinner & Jazz Event this past Saturday at the Lake Tiak-O’Khata Pine Ridge Lodge.
The slavish and sleek event, hosted by Ruth’s Child Care Center, invited couples as well as singles to come and enjoy in great food and music as well as the overall theme of the night, which was “We’re Better Together.” With the event sold out to its 150 person capacity, it included visitors from as far as Hot Springs, AK and Memphis, TN to surrounding areas such as Meridian, Jackson, Cleveland, Columbus, and Starkville.
With the festivities starting at 7 p.m. that evening, the crowd was greeted by the Mistress of Ceremony of the Night Veronica Knowles. Next were words of prayer from Elder Gregory Eichelberger, followed by a welcome from Tabitha Moore.
The first musical performance of night was the song “I Need Your Glory” by Mr. Simeon Weatherby. After the beautiful saxophone and keyboard melody, the audience was serenaded by the duo of Mr. & Mrs. Adam Lowrey, singing “We’re Better Together”.
After the song session, Rev. Quintin Moore addressed the audience with an introduction of Mayor Will Hill. Hill greeted all attending with an expression of thanks for being at the event, as well remarking on 2014 being a big year for the City of Louisville. The mayor also welcomed all those who were visiting from other places, and welcomed them back to Louisville at any time.
Following the words from the mayor, the crowd was treated to another song selection by Weatherby. After, dinner was served and enjoyed by all. Another song selection followed.
The next portion of the evening was the Style Show, which featured models wearing fashions from various local retailers in the Louisville area.
The evening also saw a special dedication to Ms. Ozola Eichelberger, who was sung “My Funny Valentine” to honor her 96 years on this Earth. The night concluded with Ms. Ruth Bennett giving remarks to the crowd, and followed with a social hour.
Ruth’s Child Care Center is located In Louisville on Highway 14.