A day at the races: A hat and glove affair


The Epsilon Omega Foundation, Inc. the charitable arm of the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. sponsored their second “Day at the Races” on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the famed Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore City. The theme of the event was “A Hat & Glove Affair: Elegance Revisited.”

Close to 200 guests from as far as Charles County, Maryland attended the event, which included a lavish brunch with mimosas, live horseracing, music, and a raffle to benefit the organization’s scholarship program. Also featured was a “Rip the Runway” styled Hatitude contest with both male and female participants. Based on the success of last year’s event, a fascinator and shoe contest were also added to the program. Attendees did not disappoint, donning a variety of lovely colors and amazing fashion trends.

This year, returning sponsor Mano Swartz Furs donated a fur wrap valued at $1,500.00 to the Foundation. The Foundation is going to raffle the wrap and the proceeds from the raffle will go to the college scholarship fund. Every year the Epsilon Omega Foundation, Inc. provides a four-year college scholarship to a graduating senior from Baltimore City. The raffle is ongoing and the community is encouraged to contact the chapter for more information. The drawing will be held on June 8, 2013.

Janet Williams is the president and Cylia E. Lowe, Esq, is the fundraising chairman of the Epsilon Omega Foundation, Inc. Chairman Cylia E. Lowe stated. “This event has been wildly successful due to the rich history of our city and the desire to have a lasting impact on society, especially young people who are trying to better themselves by earning a college degree. The show stopping fashion is just icing on the cake!”

Epsilon Omega Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit and tax exempt, 501 (c) (3), corporation established to acquire resources to support and promote programs and services to meet the changing needs of citizens of the Baltimore metropolitan community and beyond.

The Foundation was created and incorporated in 1991 with a mission of the Epsilon to meet the challenges of the community through service education and cultural development.