Miss Thang goes to Oscar Night America in borrowed dress, gloves and evening bag. Unlike real Oscar dignitaries, I have to give my swag back. Thank you Tami, Theresa and Mo!
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"Photographers from the Cockade City Camera Club snap away at actress and author Irene Ziegler last night at the fifth annual Oscar Night America party, held this year at the Cultural Center of India in Chester. Proceeds from the event benefit the Central Virginia Film Institute."
CHESTER - For the fifth time, Oscar came to party in central Virginia.
The fifth annual Oscar Night America - sponsored by the Central Virginia Film Institute - was held last night at the Cultural Center of India in Chester.
The party was held in conjunction with the Academy Awards in Hollywood and is an officially sanctioned event by the movie industry.
Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder was recognized for his achievements as Virginia's 66th governor and the nation's first elected black governor during the event last night. A portion of the PBS documentary "Wilder: An American First" was shown before the telecast of the awards show.
In the past two years, the event was presented in Petersburg. But this year, it was Chesterfield County's turn, said Frank Underwood Sr., chairman of the Central Virginia Film Institute.
Proceeds from the event benefited CVFI's "If I Can Dream It" educational program, which supports Virginia State University's Legacy Film Camp for Upward Bound students.
Wilder was honored during the event and a portion of the PBS documentary 'Wilder: An American First' was shown before the awards show began. Also attending the event were U.S. Rep. Robert 'Bobby' Scott, D-Portsmouth, and Petersburg Mayor Brian Moore and Vice Mayor Horace Webb.