People & Places Sunday, March 1
Senior citizens of Miller Recreation Center celebrate 65 years
The members of the Senior Citizens Organization of Miller Recreation Center are celebrating their 65th year.
The group’s February 11 meeting featured a presentation by Deedee Wright on the history of both Black History Month and Valentine’s Day.
The seniors of Miller Recreation are the oldest organized senior group in Salisbury, with Evelyn Clayborn and Fannie T. Butler the longest-serving members. Prior to being a member, Mrs. Butler once served as director of Miller Recreation Center.
They were very proud of their group’s longevity and its membership has a combined age of 850 years, with Katherine Smith being the oldest at the age of 94, and still driving.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority news
Registration for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Fashionetta Pageant will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Livigstone Hospitality Management and Culinary School, the old Holiday Inn, on Jake Alexander Blvd.
The Fashionetta Pageant is open to girls ages 8-11. Parents or guardians are invited to bring their child. A workshop on “Sheroes” will be presented as well as information concerning the Pageant.
The Fashionetta Pageant is the major fundraiser for the Delta Xi Omega Chapter’s scholarship fund. For details contact Shelia Brown-Miller at 704-223-0263 or Lovetta Ealy Moore at 704-637-7995.
Exchanging Hearts of Love
At the regular chapter meeting members showcased their Valentine’s Day cards exchanged as a part of Sisterly Relations activity for February. Marsha Pruitt is chairman of the Sisterly Relations Committee and spearheaded the activity.
The Acts of Green Committee, chaired by Earnestine Krider, collected plastic bottles for recycling.
After the meeting, members reconvened at Rowan Helping Ministries to pack backpacks. Kathryn Davis, Food for Thought director of volunteers, estimated more than 200 bags were packed by the 16 volunteers. Shirley Holt and Sh’Rae Moore coordinated the activity.
Women’s History Celebration coming to Moore’s Chapel
“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives into the Fabric of Our Nation’s History” is the theme of the Women’s History celebration at Moore’s’ Chapel AME Zion Church on Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m.
Members of an intergenerational panel will share their stories.
Shari Albury, educator in the Mecklenburg County schools, BS in science, math and teacher education from Livingstone College;
Mercedes J. Fordham, senior correctional case analyst at Piedmont Correctional Institute, BA in justice from Livingstone, masters in correctional administration from John Jay College, NY; pursuing a doctorate in public safety from Capella University, Minnesota;
Rev. Tiffany Miller, financial aid counselor at Livingstone College;
Wendy Baskins, foster home licensing and placement social worker with Rowan DSS; BS degree in public administration from NCCentral University, Durham;
Kay Wright Norman, retired educator, music director, member and officer of RSSS Board of Education for 20 years, music and education degree from Livingtone College;
Toi N. Degree, family and consumer education agent for NC cooperative Extension; BA degree in family consumer science education from SCState University; masters in agricultural education professional services from A&T State University, Greensboro;
Tameka Brown, school intervention specialist for the RSSS; played “Celie” in PPT’s production of “The Color Purple,” BSW degree in social work from Livingstone College, pursuing masters of social work degree from University of New England.
Panelists will share with today’s young people their stories of motivation and inspiration on the challenges and commitments they made to stay grounded.
This whole-family celebration will include special activities for preschoolers through grade 2 by Lanice Sharpe, retired educator with BA in elementary education from Livingstone College.
The event is sponsored by FACT Ministry, Christian Education Departments and Mentoring Ministers of Soldiers Memorial and Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Churches. Shirley Holt and the Rev. Mary Hardin are event coordinators.
The Rev. Carolyn Bratton and presiding elder Grant Harrison Jr. are the respective pastors of Moore’s Chapel and Soldiers Memorial.
The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.