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NORTH -- Singer, actress and activist Eartha Mae Kitt will be celebrated by her hometown Jan. 14.

Kitt was born on Jan. 17, 1927 in the town of North, and went on to sing and star in as Catwoman in the third and final season of the TV series "Batman."

The town will honor Kitt and hold Eartha Kitt Day on Saturday, Jan. 14, with a gala to be held in the North Middle/High School auditorium from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person for the dinner and a silent auction; 300 tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling Barbara Jeffcoat at 803-247-5511.

Proceeds from the gala will be donated to North Cooperative Ministries, a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity that ministers to people in need in the North community. Tax deductible cash or items for the silent auction may be donated to North Cooperative Ministries as well.

Kitt's daughter, Kitt Shapiro, hopes to be able to attend the gala and has asked that anyone wishing to honor her mother do so with a gift to the Cooperative Ministries of North.

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