Tickets On Sale for Richland One Hall of Fame Induction Gala
The 16th Annual Richland One Hall of Fame Induction Gala will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street.
A red carpet reception at 5 p.m. will kick off the festivities, and the program will begin at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment will include Saxophonist Dante Lewis’ Band and featured vocalist Brittany Turnipseed. Attire for the gala is black-tie optional. Complimentary valet parking and coat check will be provided.
Gala tickets are $75 each ($125 per couple) for the general public. Reserved tables and sponsorship opportunities also are available. Any proceeds from the gala will benefit the district’s Academic All-Stars and Educational Ingenuity Grants programs.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.r1galatickets.org or from the Richland One Office of Communications, which is located on the second floor of the Stevenson Administration Building at 1616 Richland Street.
The Richland One Hall of Fame was established in 2004 to recognize graduates of Richland One schools and other persons throughout the district’s history who have made significant contributions to Richland One, their communities, their professions and society as a whole. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon individuals by the Richland One Board of School Commissioners. Eighty-five men and women have been inducted since the Hall of Fame was established.
The members of the 2019 Richland One Hall of Fame induction class are:
Judge Mildred Weathers McDuffie, a 1953 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and a retired Richland One administrator who also served on Richland County Council and as a magistrate judge; and
Dr. Lonnie Randolph, Jr., a 1968 graduate of Dreher High School and a retired Columbia optometrist who led the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP for 14 years.
For more information about the Richland One Hall of Fame Induction Gala, call the Richland One Office of Communications at (803) 231-7504.