People and Places
Annual DAR award
The Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution presented its annual Community Service Award at a meeting and luncheon at the Country Club of Salisbury on May 16, 2012. This year’s recipient was Anthony Johnson, Technology Facilitator and Band Director of the Mini Funk Factory Marching Band at Overton Elementary. The award is presented to a community volunteer who shows outstanding dedication to their cause. Mr. Johnson started a drum line at Overton as a way to reach at- risk youth. Interest among the entire student population grew into the first elementary school marching band in the state.
Sigma Gamma Rho
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Sigma Salisbury Alumnae Chapter, will send seven representatives from the area to the organization’s International Boule in New Orleans from July 12-18, 2012.
Members DaKisha Payne Williams, Val Gray-Lindsey, Constance Leach, Vernae McDonald, Erikka Gale-Lane, Nikeita McDonald and Zaria Davis-Humphries will represent the area and take part in decisions that will impact the services and initiatives implemented locally.
In addition, Davis-Humphries is a candidate for the International Grand Epistoleus (historian) position for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, which will be a first for the local chapter to have someone represented on the organization’s international board.
The sorority will kick off the year in August with the school supply drive, Operation Big Book Bag, www.salisburysgrho.com