League of Women Voters Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Event
In celebration of Women's History Month, the League of Women Voters of Moore County is presenting its fifth annual "Lunch With Legends: An Afternoon with Historic Women," Tuesday, March 12, at the Carolina Hotel.
"We are so pleased and proud to be celebrating our fifth year of presenting this wonderful and informative program, "says local League President Carolyn Mealing. "The many great women that gave so much to the fight for suffrage and women's rights should never be forgotten for their many efforts and sacrifices"
"Lunch With Legends" features stunning, live portrayals of two great women in America's history.
The "special guests" for the 2013 luncheon will be Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the most influential and powerful early leaders in the women's rights movement; and Mary Eliza Church Terrell, the daughter of slaves who went on to become a charter member of the NAACP and a leader in the desegregation movement.
The actors portraying the legends are dressed in authentic period costumes and provide an in-character presence during lunch and social hour.
But more importantly, during the program they deliver the moving and often emotional words actually written and spoken by the women whose parts they are playing.
Local musician, singer and producer Tom Bernett will once again act as master of ceremonies, narrate the program, and provide a patriotic musical finale.
"'Lunch with Legends' offers the opportunity to support the League of Women Voters' important nonpartisan voter services and citizen education efforts here in Moore County," says Mealing. "Enjoy a delicious luncheon and experience a truly fascinating presentation while joining with the League to celebrate five years of this successful project."
Doors and cash bar open at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Tickets are $30 per person. Group reservations are available and encouraged.
For ticket information, call Ginger Finney at (910) 673-1330.
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