Hundreds of people from across the Chattahoochee Valley spent Saturday evening at the inaugural Mayor's Ball in Phenix City. The ball acted as a fundraiser to collect money for graduating Phenix City high school seniors. Mayor Eddie Lowe came up with the idea to give back to students who need some extra money for college and to give money to non-profit organizations around the community.
"We want to reinvest that back to our young people and to these agencies to help those young people to have a chance at life to get a higher education if they desire so," said Mayor Eddie Lowe.
"Everything is so expensive now, books, supplies, and everything. It's just a good idea to give a senior a scholarship that might not have gotten a scholarship from another organization," said Patricia Alexander, chairperson of the Mayor's Ball.
The Mayor's team worked for a couple of months to get the event together. They raised more than $30,000 at Saturday's event. News 3's Teresa Whitaker was the mistress of ceremonies at the ball.