The 50th annual NEED benefit dinner at the Wyndham Grand Thursday night featured child advocate and author Steve Pemberton as guest speaker. He mingled with VIPs during cocktails. Joining him were interim president Claudette Lewis, board chair Candi Castleberry-Singleton, honorary corporate co-chairs Evan Frazier and Lara Washington, as well as family and friends of the 20 scholarship recipients. The dinner also remembered the late Sylvester Pace, who had been president since 2000. His wife, Rhonda, and daughter Stephanie were among the nearly 540 guests.
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