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Hillbillies Christmas Party

12/26/2013, 10:44 a.m.
Women of the Hillbillies

On the beautiful, sunny afternoon of Friday, Dec. 13, the Hillbillies, an African-American women’s social club, held their annual Christmas party at the Davenport Country Club in New Rochelle, N.Y. The guest list included the crème de la crème of African-American professionals—business people, lawyers, doctors, real estate developers and entrepreneurs—with their wives, husbands, families and friends. They all celebrated another joyous holiday season and the coming New Year.

Gail Burroughs, president of the Hillbillies, paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, who recently passed away, and Fred Cooke, the deceased husband of Hillbillies member Jay Cooke, who also passed earlier this year. A special presentation was also given to retiring Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.

Live music was provided by the Warren Daniels Band.