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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Links Kick Off Holiday Season with Sold-Out Holiday Jazz Brunch

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The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links, Incorporated helped kick off the 2015 Holiday Season with a rousing holiday jazz brunch “Christmas with the Links” on Sunday December 6, 2015 in Paseo Colorado’s Noor Ballroom.

The sold-out affair, which raised $30K, featured greetings by Chapter President, Yvonne Hill, followed by a warm welcome from event co-chairs Charmayne Mills-Ealy, Faye Davidson, and Dr. Karen Guinn Radley. Cheryl Myers, chapter Vice President gave a summary of the current initiatives along with highlighting its impact on the local community for the past 52 years.

After shopping several trendy local vendors, and noshing on the superb brunch, guests were enthralled by former chapter scholarship recipient, Morgan Duff Tucker. She gave a heartwarming speech where she recounted how the Links scholarship enabled her to have funds for her personal educational needs while attending and later graduating in 2013 from USC.

Links chapter members and guests attended from across the nation, with some in attendance from as far away as Houston, TX, Orange County,CA and San Francisco, CA. One of the guest included the 11th Western Area Director, Link Thelma J. Rice, a member of the Inglewood-Pacific chapter of the Links.

The afternoon wrapped up with Roscoe Owens and his Jazz Trio getting the well-dressed crowd on its feet for dancing and swaying to contemporary jams as well as soulful jazz.

Guests have already requested Pasadena-Altadena Links members keep them posted on the next chapter soiree. Proceeds from this year’s holiday affair will benefit the chapter’s Links-Up for Success: Connecting through Mentoring program, scholarships, and other chapter initiatives.

The Pasadena-Altadena Links wishes the Greater Pasadena community, a Happy Holidays and a Blessed New Year. To learn more information about the chapter please visit

For over 50 years, The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, has served our communities by offering resources to empower adults and children, providing tutoring and mentoring programs for youth and encouraging civic involvement. The chapter has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to deserving high school students in the Pasadena Unified School District.

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