SADCO would be honored by your presence at its Annual Gala Dinner Dance
PLACE: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One S. Capitol Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46204
DATE: Saturday, November 19, 2016
TIME: 6:00pm to 2:00am
Tickets at $75 each
Featuring latin band Son del Caribe and DJ Parra (from Miami)
You may purchase tickets by calling us 317-9895689 or by emailing us at email@example.com
SADCO is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization. Additional donations are also appreciated. Proceeds from this event will be used in our scholarship and people in need programs.
“As a result of receiving this scholarship I will be closer to reaching my dream of being the first in my family to -graduate from college and hopefully become a nurse… I know that through this scholarship, I am able to worry less about paying for college and focus more on obtaining a higher education. No words can express my gratitude towards receiving this scholarship. It is truly life changing.” Diana Gonzalez – 2014 Scholarship Winner
This famous dance is SADCO’s a main fund-raising event of the year. It is generally held in November close to the date that commemorates the Independence of Cartagena, November 11. The dance began in the mid 1980’s as a small gathering of 20-30 persons in the home of a SADCO member to celebrate this event with singing, poetry, dancing, food and drink. As SADCO grew, this get-together grew in popularity, moving from a small home gathering to an apartment clubhouse where more members and “Amigos de Colombia” could enjoy the celebration, sharing a pitch-in dinner and music. Gradually the event moved to larger banquet halls and the pitch-in dinners became catered affairs so that all could enjoy the party without having to remain “behind the scenes” cooking and cleaning up; a popular DJ has provided our dance music. For several years the dance was held in the K of C hall in Fishers, then it moved to the Ritz Charles, and eventually to the Murat Center in downtown Indianapolis where for three years the Arabian Room and the Egyptian Room saw over 500 participants, Hispanic and non-Hispanic, enjoying food, fellowship and the sounds of cumbia, salsa and merengue lasting into the wee small hours. The Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Indianapolis has been the venue for the past four years.
You are cordially invited to celebrate our annual Gala-Dinner Dance. Do not miss it!
As in all SADCO’s activities, the aim is to celebrate Hispanic culture and highlight those individuals who have distinguished themselves in this community. In addition SADCO wants to create focal points for the community at large where people come together to interact and learn from each other. The participants are not only Hispanics, many individuals in the greater Indianapolis area look forward to this event each year. The Independence of Cartagena holiday gives a social reason to get together; the event itself helps SADCO to live up to its purpose to contribute to the betterment of the community in which we all live and work. The proceeds of this Gala, combined with those of other SADCO events and contributions from generous individuals and organizations in the city help SADCO to promote education (through its scholarship program) and contribute to local Hispanic charitable and social service organizations.
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