Divas will mark anniversary

The ladies are planning a party and holiday dinner

Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 2:42 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 2:42 p.m.

The Gainesville Black Hat Divas will be celebrating their third anniversary with an evening of dance and elegance and the community is invited.



* What: The Black Hat Divas 3rd Anniversary and Holiday Party.

* When: 7-11 p.m. Nov. 29.

* Where: Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 SW 13th St.

* Tickets: $40 in advance only.

* Information: Call 352-284-1433.

The event will be held from 7-11 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Paramount Plaza Hotel at 2900 SW 13th St. Tickets are $40 in advance only by calling Susie's Beauty Salon at 352-284-1433. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

"Put on your dancing shoes, dress to impress and join us for an evening of elegance with the Black Hat Divas," said Susie Mosley, queen of the Gainesville Black Hat Divas.

Mosley said the highlight of the evening will be a concert by "The Amazing Jeff Floyd," who will play R&B and jazz favorites. Mosley said Floyd is originally from Gainesville, but is now based out of Atlanta. Those interested can listen to his music on YouTube. In addition, there also will be a DJ.

The evening will include a sit-down holiday dinner, but the main event will be the music and dancing to the sounds of Floyd. Mosley also said there will be a raffle and door prizes.

The Black Hat Divas Sorority, an offshoot of the national Red Hat Society, was started five years ago by a group of Red Hat Society members who decided to dress in black and wear "bling" to celebrate "Black Friday," the discount shopping event the day after Thanksgiving.

Mosley said all of the Gainesville Black Hat Divas are also members of the Gainesville Red Hat Divas. She said the Black Hat Divas and the Red Hat Divas are a sisterhood for those looking for social fun only and no stress.

Mosley said last year, 150 men and women attended the event, which featured a DJ.

"This year, we're stepping it up with a live concert," Mosley said. "The Black Hat Divas have a great time and we want to share the fun with the community and usher in the holiday party season with fun, family and friends."

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