Crimson and Cream Ball a success

Stephanie Toone

Students were mixing and mingling in their best threads at the Crimson and Cream Ball held at Ellis Place on State Street on Saturday night.

The event, sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, is in its fifth year. The party started at 10 p.m. and was not over until the early morning.

Louisville senior Deandra VanCleave, president of the Deltas, said she looks forward to having the ball every year.

She said the ball is about having fun and raising funds. The money goes to programs the sorority sponsors including the Black Leader’s Banquet and community service projects at the Parker Bennett Community Center.

VanCleave said the students are supporting good causes and having a good time by coming to the ball.

“We can actually enjoy ourselves and mingle with others on campus,” she said.

Louisville junior DeShawn Wilson said his favorite part of the evening was mingling.

“I enjoy intertwining with my people and getting to know more people,” he said.

Wilson said the main reason he attended the ball was to support the Deltas. He also wanted to see all his friends having a good time.

Toni Hamilton said the ball showed unity among African-Americans. The Paducah junior said she enjoyed the sense of unity and the opportunity to dress up.

Hamilton said she attended the Crimson and Cream Ball a couple of years ago.

“I think it’s put together better than the first time,” Hamilton said. “More people are also showing up this time.”

Louisville junior Ashley Sutton, of the Deltas, said greater attendance brought greater success to the ball.

“We didn’t think that many people would come out because it was so cold,” Sutton said.

She said about 270 people attended and they were all dressed to impress.

Sutton said the success of the Crimson and Cream Ball left the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta worn out by the end of the night.

“It ended at about two, and people still wanted to stay and dance,” she said. “We were pretty excited that it was all over.”

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