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Dixonville-Lincoln reunion wil honor trailblazers Saturday night

By Mark Wineka
mark.wineka@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — The Dixonville-Lincoln Community Association will honor 11 “trailblazers” at its biennial reunion Saturday.

The banquet begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St.

Dixonville-Lincoln refers to he East End community once known as Dixonville and the Lincoln School that once served this same end of town.

Urban renewal replaced virtually all of the houses and businesses of Dixonville. The city-owned Dixonville Cemetery remains, and members of the Dixonville Cemetery Memorial Task Force will be on hand at the banquet to give an update on that project.

Kay Woods, president of the Dixonville-Lincoln Community Association, said the trailblazer awards being presented Saturday night are going to people who have been faithful and hard working for the organization since its creation in 2000.

“We just thought it was time to honor our own,” Woods said.

Trailblazers being honored are Grace Littlejohn, John Henry Brooker, Virginia Reid, Dorothy Gilmore, Agnes Gray, Lauresa Robinson, Montrose Allen, Cleveland Jimmerson, Fannye Holmes, Juanita Ramsey and Edith Cash Sloan.

Others who will be recognized include Willie Mae Swann, former decorating co-chairperson; Nadine Hudson, former decorating co-chairperson; Bessie Jones, former recording secretary; Dorothy Heggins, former financial secretary; and William Patterson, past president.

Family members will light candles for members of the association who have passed away.

Levonia Corry also will announce the association’s scholarship winner.

The reunion usually alternates every two years between a picnic and a banquet. A local church choir will provide the music Saturday night, and a video made from a past reunion will be shown.

Current officers, in addition to Woods, are Lorene Roberson, vice president; Wanda Peoples, recording secretary; Levonia Corry, financial secretary; William Tugman, treasurer; John Mackey, sergeant at arms; Floyd Kerr, registration; Monica Green, parliamentarian; Angela Smith, chaplain; and Harold Broadway, social coordinator.

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