IBEW members broke into Weakley Hall in Vacaville this spring for an evening of gambling, drinking, hustling and other activities too shady to mention. They were definitely dressed to kill, but it was all for a good cause: to raise money for the Solano County Chapter of the Electrical Worker Minority Caucus (EWMC).
“I’ve always wanted to dress up as a flapper and I got an opportunity to do that,” said IBEW 1245 Office Manager Tonya Alston, who helped organize the event, held April 11.
There were rumors the place might be raided by J. Edgar Hoover, but the feds never showed so nobody got pinched or ended the night in bracelets or the caboose. The event raised a lot of cabbage, about $2,000 before expenses, which will allow the EWMC to send some new members to the national EWMC convention next January in New York.