MLK Jr. Community Center Plans All-white Dress Party for 2nd Annual Fundraiser

In high-society circles, having a ticket or invitation to parties with all-white dress codes is an enviable social coup. The summer Hamptons White Party on Long Island in New York is one of the trendiest among locales where celebrities gather.The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Dallas has seized upon the concept as a way to raise money for its many social service programs that help nearly 30,000 families annually.This month's second annual MLK Multicultural Affair will build last year's inaugural event. Organizers have given the party a multicultural favor, added a fashion show and nailed down the requirement that guests wear all-white — with the option of adding gold or silver accessories."We will bring the Hamptons to Dallas," said King center manager Pamela Jones. "And the Dallas-Fort Worth area has so many different cultures. We will showcase what those cultures have to offer."The party will have the theme "A Taste of Culture" and will be from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. at Dallas Love Field. Food and drinks, vendors, art free photo booths, door prizes and a raffle are planned. Guests must be at least age 21.About a dozen entertainment groups are lined up, including R&B singer Ray Vaughn and the local chapter of the North American Qipao Association, which will demonstrate Asian fashion and traditions. A separate fashion show will feature Dallas city employees. Dallas deejay Chelle Mechelle will spin music.  Continue reading...

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