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Charleston ladies turned out in droves to see and be seen, and celebrate their right to be heard at the Center for Women’s Eat. Drink. Vote Party. Women from all walks of life crowded into Mount Pleasant’s Alhambra Hall, where they were warmly welcomed by Jennet Robinson Alterman from the Center for Women

Partygoers circulated the patriotically decked room, mingling and catching up their peers. While the crowd was primarily composed of ladies, several menfolk could be spotted amongst the masses. Everyone chatted and noshed on miniature cupcakes, barbecue pork, stuffed peppers, and cheese while listening to the sounds of The Local Honeys.

Partway through the evening, strategically placed TVs debuted a suffrage-oriented cover and adaptation of popular Lady Gaga song “Bad Romance”, which certainly captivated the crowd. The edgy, fun video was a hit with attendees of all ages, though one individual confessed, “I’m not sure I really got it, but it was definitely fun and contemporary!”

Guests made their way to the balconies or wandered the lawn as the lovely evening in support of women’s rights drew to a close.

Eat. Drink. Vote benefitted the Center for Women’s Leadership Institute. The Center for Women is the only comprehensive women’s development organization in South Carolina, and the non-profit strives to make personal and professional success an everyday event for women in the Lowcountry.