A local school alumni group has announced plans for Summer Gala, an event that will be held Saturday to raise funds for auditorium repairs.
The gala at L.H. Jones Alumni Auditorium on Jones School Road is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., and will feature music by Kernersville DJ Byron Brown. Everyone is invited.
Saturday night’s event is being held by the Class of 1965 of the J.J. Jones High School Alumni Association, made up of classmates from the former all-black campus that closed in 1966 during the segregation period.
Jewell Hauser, a member of the 1965 class, said the music at the gala will feature songs from the 1960s that many of the classmates recall as well as dance tunes. It will be a time of fellowship and fun, she said, also to include finger foods such as chicken wings and veggies.
Hauser encourages semi-formal attire, especially incorporating the school colors, which were blue and gold from 1936-50 and maroon and gold from 1951-66.
Admission to the Summer Gala will cost $15, to be paid at the door with no advance tickets sold.
Hauser said proceeds will go toward continuing repairs to the historic refurbished Jones auditorium, including the upgrading of its lighting system through Duke Energy. She also mentioned other needs such as roof repairs.