Join Benjamin & Bola Akande for An African Affair
Reception & Benefit Auction

1-10-2015, Saturday, 11:30am–1:30pm

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During the reception designer African-inspired ladies' attire and other items will be auctioned. Please find the auction items below and come prepared to bid! Payment can be made via check, cash, or credit card on-site.

A color-blocking combo with sequined necklace and ¾ sleeves. Your sexy cocktail dress with a pair of chic black boots or high heels.

Starting Bid: $125.00

A structured cap-sleeve dress in tile print. A dress that will definitely make its rounds in parties, barbecues and picnics in the summer season.

Starting Bid: $125.00

A gorgeous long sleeve kaftan dress laced with a sequin neckline to complement the fun purple pattern. Perfect for that special occasion.

Starting Bid: $150.00

Funky blue-and-pink flared sleeve midi dress with a beautiful sequined neckline to complement the chic African-inspired print.

Starting Bid: $125.00

Non-fitted kaftan with embroidered neckline, sleeve detail and side slits. This captivating dress is appropriate for a casual day out with your comfort shoes but can turn heads on a date night with your fabulous heels.

Starting Bid: $150.00

A ¾ sleeve blue sequined West-African inspired midi dress with fall themed contrast print.

Starting Bid: $150.00

Elegant geometric print evening gown with an accent of sequins on the sleeves and neckline. The playful pattern is perfect for a night-out on your tropical holiday.

Starting Bid: $150.00

Beautiful ¾ sleeve symmetric cotton maxi dress with blue centered embroidery. Perfect for a tropical summer vacation.

Starting Bid: $150.00

How can you live the high life if you don’t wear an Ankara kaftan? This captivating ¾ sleeve pink sequined West-African inspired maxi is appropriate for a casual day out.

Starting Bid: $150.00

Wear this ¾ flared sleeved chic and elegant brocade dress to that special occasion.

Starting Bid: $150.00

High neck sleeveless printed dress. Risky, yet a workable look. Wear with a pair of sandals or heels to a cocktail party.

Starting Bid: $125.00

   Brio Tuscan Grille certificate for 8 people.      Starting Bid: $200

Brio Tuscan Grille certificate for 8 people.

Starting Bid: $200

Drury Hotel certificate for a free night

Starting Bid: $90

About Independence Center

In 2014, Independence Center celebrated its 33rd year of providing comprehensive programs and services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness.  Proceeds from Dancing with the St. Louis Stars will help restore lives through promoting rehabilitation and employment, as well as providing educational, social and housing opportunities that assist adults living with severe and mental illness to live and work in the community, independently and with dignity.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

January 24, 2015, 6:00-10:30pm – Dancing with St. Louis Stars - The Dance Off The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis – Benjamin will be performing a combination of hip-hop/African dance with Angie Brooks, joined by friends.