The Alice J. Cicenia Dinner begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 24 at the Holiday Inn Express in Summerville (120 Holiday Dr).
“I’m looking forward to the event,” said Ketner, the 2008 Democratic candidate for the 1st Congressional District. “I’ve worked with the folks of (DCDP) before, and know them to be great people.”
Two notable Democrats from the county – Hazel Parson-Starkes and the late Kenny Waggoner – will be honored that evening, as well, for their many years of public service to the community.
Parson-Starkes was mayor of Ridgeville for 18 years. Waggoner served on county council for 34 years, and recently passed away on August 21.
A series of silent auctions on items donated by local businesses will be conducted through the evening, followed by a live auction to close the event.
Summerville’s The Eclectic Chef will cater.
This annual event of the DCDP is named in honor of the late Alice J. Cicenia, who once served as chairperson of the county party and vice chairperson of the South Carolina Democratic Party, and who was twice elected national delegate. She received awards from the NAACP and the Guardian Association, amongst other recognitions, and was posthumously inducted into the South Carolina Women’s Council “Hall of Fame.”
Advance tickets to the Alice J. Cicenia dinner are $25 ($30 at the door), and can be purchased directly from DCDP. Contact the county party at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.