Dixonville-Lincoln Reunion a great success, president says

Published 12:10 am Monday, October 12, 2015

SALISBURY — Kay Woods, president of the Dixonville/Lincoln School Community Association, said the group’s Sept. 19 reunion was a great success with close to 130 people attending from as far away as Washington, D.C., Detroit, and Savannah, Ga.

“As my grandmother used to say, ‘Do not ever forget where you came from, because someone knows how you lived and where you lived,'” Woods said, “but as the saying goes, the Lord brought us through it all and from our humble beginnings, we all thrived to became a neighborhood of career-minded persons.”

As part of the banquet at First Calvary Baptist Church, participants honored many of members who helped to establish the association (see photograph). Special recognition during the evening went to Grace Littlejohn, Edith Cash Sloan and Betty Dan Spencer.

Woods offered thanks to many people who helped with the event, including Joann Russell and her team for catering; the servers from First Calvary Church, including Sheila Abrams, Catherine Jordan, Melba Allen and Alice Jackson; Dr. Beverly Rose and the Mount Zion CME Choir; all of the other clergy who attended; Dr, Kimberly Kelsey, who printed the honorary journals and also was photographer; and Allen, who printed the certificates and programs.

“My profound thanks go to the officers who helped put the event together,” Woods said. “There’s nothing like good teamwork to bring about success. I hope this will inspire members to return to the association, and in 2017, for the next reunion, we can have a full weekend of activities.”

Woods encouraged members to support their scholarship fund, grants from which go to high school seniors preparing for college.

Dates of upcoming events will be announced later, Woods said.