Bay County NAACP holds sixth annual Essence Ball

CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Bay County Branch of the NAACP gathered to celebrate equality in an elegant way.

The branch held its sixth annual Black and Gold Essence Ball at the Callaway Arts and Conference Center Saturday evening. The theme was "Fostering Equality Through Inclusion."

The ball featured a raffle with door prizes to help raise money for the Bay County branch.

Organizers said the event was established for the purpose of bringing people together and recognizing diversity.

They said the ball serves as a way for people to move beyond any barriers and celebrate uniqueness.