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Gwinnett Sorority to Rewind in Time with an “Old Skool Takeover” Benefit

Gwinnett Sorority to Rewind in Time with an “Old Skool Takeover” Benefit
Proceeds from “Old Skool” Party to Benefit Chapter’s Scholarship Fund and Program Offerings

Lawrenceville, GA-The ladies of Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter (“UAO”) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated invite you to “Rewind with the Vine” at an “Old School Takeover” from 9:00pm – 1:00am on Saturday, August 22 at Cafe 1711 located at 1711 Athens Highway in Grayson, Georgia. Physical tickets are now on sale for $30. Tickets at the door are $40.

Dubbed by chapter members as the party of the summer, party goers can expect music from a range of decades including the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s –  in addition to a Soul Train Scramble Board, Old School Dance Off, Name That Tune and so much more.
Karan Rhodes, President, Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter said, “We invite the community to join UAO and enjoy a date night, girls’ night, guys’ night or friends’ night out- dancing and laughing the night away.  We are proud to bring to the metro-Gwinnett community such a rare offering to partake in a fun-filled night in the name of community service!  What happens at Old Skool Takeover, stays at Old Skool Takeover!”

UAO members are excited to offer a “blast from the musical past-oriented” fundraising effort as they strive to execute additional service offerings to the community. Proceeds from the “Old Skool Takeover” will not only benefit the chapter’s Beauty P. Baldwin Scholarship fund, but will also allow the chapter to further extend its charitable arm.

Tickets can be purchased online for $31 at Two rooms, two dance floors, a full bar and full food service make this event a party with a purpose and a whole lot of fun. Party goers are encouraged to wear their best 60s, 70s, or 80s outfit.

Althea Lawton-Thompson, Old Skool Takeover Chairman said, “I have never before had this much fun planning and implementing a fundraiser. We get to listen to timelessly great music, wear fabulous outfits, and mingle with fantastic people as we raise money for scholarships for Gwinnett’s high school seniors. It doesn’t get any better than this!”

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About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first Greek-letter organization founded by African-American women at Howard University in 1908. Led by our now 29th president, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood of national and international stature. Its members share the same high moral, ethical, scholastic, and spiritual standards; and are leaders in their community – inspiring, serving, and empowering all with whom they come in contact while addressing the social and economic ills of our society. For more information about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., visit

About Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter
On January 29, 1994, thirty aspiring professional women chartered the Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The group gathered to implement and support the international programs of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated as they pertain to the needs of Gwinnett County, Georgia. Today, Upsilon Alpha Omega, the first African-American Greek-letter organization in Gwinnett County is over 250 members strong, and has made a significant impact on the community. Karan Rhodes serves as President. Andria S. Daniels serves as Vice President., #AKAinGWINNETT #uaostateofmind #AKAoldskool #UAOstateofmind