It was a packed house at the 13th Annual Paine College Scholarship Masked Ball Friday night.
The event, held at the new HEAL Complex, raises money to fund scholarships for the college's honor students.
Paine President Dr. George Bradley says not only does it help the students, but it reconnects the college to the community.
"Community means common unity," Bradley says. "And an institution is a trust in the people, and once we have an opportunity to get this volume of people to support our academic endeavors, it shows great unity among the community."
Paine honored 16 Presidential Scholars at Friday's ball.
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