It was a night of entertainment with the purpose of celebrating the achievements of southeast Texas young people.

The fundraiser Friday night for the United Negro College Fund was held tonight at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

Comedian derrick keener, Seven the poet, as well as the Ozen High School choir and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church choirs provided the entertainment.

The UNCF funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 private historically black colleges and universities in the U.S.