— People & Places —

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Psi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority hosted its Beautillion Ball, themed “Saving Our Sons,” on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Jerusalem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
A selected six young boys and their escorts, ages 8-13 years old, participated in the event, which featured a talent show, tribute dance and step show.
The event was hosted by Tushara Rhodes Speigner, with special readings given by Zena Thompson.
Musical accompaniment was provided by Jonathan Stout, and a tribute to the founding members of the Psi Chi Chapter of the sorority was given by Patricia Kelley-Murphey.
This event is a fundraiser that supports nursing scholarships given by the Psi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority.
Eighth-grader Titus Jones, was crowned the 2013 “Mr. Beautillion.” Other participants were Brenden Finger, Byran Speigner III, Landon Jacobs, Justin McCorkle and Levontae Jacobs.
Soldiers Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church held its annual Women’s Day Celebration on Oct. 13 with the theme of “Commemorating the Past, Celebrating the Present and Cultivating the Future.”
Raemi Lancaster Evans was honored with the “Woman of the Year” award.
She is a lifetime member of the church, having attended Soldiers as a child with her parents, the late Spencer and Abna Lancaster, and with her maternal grandparents, Dr. James and Mrs. Rose Aggrey.
She is well known in the Salisbury community for her accomplishments as an English teacher.
Evans helped to integrate the faculty at Boyden High school, was named “Teacher of the Year” four times and honored as “Time Warner Teacher of the Year.” She is now retired after 31 years of teaching.
At Soldiers, Mrs. Evans is chairman of the decorations committee, advisor to the Acolytes, church historian, assistant secretary of the Women Home and Overseas Missionary Society, and author of the Women’s Day Litany.
Charlotte Boger also a lifetime member of Soldiers was honored with an Appreciation Award for her dedication and support.
Even though Boger now lives in Fayetteville she continues her family’s legacy of being a dedicated member of Soldiers and a strong supporter of its activities.
She is the daughter of the late Garland and Bertha Gaither. Mr. Gaither was the bell ringer at Soldiers and is the black gentleman on the bicycle in the mural on the wall of Wachovia Bank.
Boger is a graduate of Price High School and Livingstone College. She received her master’s and docotrate degrees from the University of Texas.
She is a professor of education at Fayetteville State University and is a strong advocate and supporter of preparing teachers to teach. She is a member the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
The Rev. J. Ruth Davis, presiding elder of the Concord District of the West Central NC Conference, was the guest speaker during the worship service.