J. K. Gourdin Dad’s Club honors community supporters

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Photo Provided The Honorees Banquet attracted dozens of attendees on March 8.

The J. K. Gourdin Elementary School Dad’s Club conducted it first Honorees Banquet on March 8 in the school’s multipurpose room.

The theme, ”Remembering Yesterday, Celebrating Today, Preparing for Tomorrow,” was dedicated to the family, friends, employees (past and present) and the well-wishers of J. K. Gourdin Elementary who contribute much to the wellbeing of the school’s facility and its children.

The vision of the event grew out of the desire of a group of men from the Pineville, Russellville, and St. Stephen areas, known as the Dad’s Club of J. K. Gourdin, who wanted to sponsor a banquet to acknowledge the individuals who contributed to the growth and development of the school, over time.

The 2014 Honorees were: Naomi P. Gadsden; Rebecca E. Gaillard; the Rev. Amos L. Gourdine; Rosena Matilda Middleton; SGT Samuel Middleton; Viola J. Middleton; Lucretia H. Mustapher; John Rembert; Alfreda Wilson; Alyce R. Wilson; Dr. Yvonne J. Barnes; Cynthia P. Blanding; 2nd Lt. Peter Dingle; Alice V. L. Gaillard; Dorie A. Gaillard; Rebecca M. Gaillard; Marjorie M. Jenkins; Representative Joseph Jefferson, Jr.; Deacon Ernest and Ida Mallard; Victoria Middleton; and Beulah G. Steward.

Officers of the Dad’s Club are Louis Mayrant, President; Sheldon Jenkins, Vice President; Ben Bryant, Treasurer; Shyvonne Brown-Alford, Secretary; Reverend Ronald Casey, Banquet Chairman. Additional members: Henry Griffin; Sgt. Samuel Middleton; John Mustapher; James Jenkins Jr., and James Wilson.

Women’s Day Celebration

The Moncks Corner Baptist Church will conduct its annual Women’s Day Celebration on March 23. Morning worship begins at 10:15 a.m., with speaker, Evangelist Paulette Haynes, of Nazareth R. E. Church. A fellowship luncheon will follow at immediately after the morning worship service.

Afternoon worship will begin at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Dorothy Duncan, Moncks Corner AME.

The Rev. Dr. Leon G. Brown, is pastor and Mrs. Michelle Taylor, is secretary and program coordinator. Everyone is invited.

Leadership Youth Council Affair

The Charleston Youth Leadership Council Beaux Affair Program and I would like to invite you to our annual Beaux Affair Ball to be held at Mount Moriah Family Life Center on Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. On this evening, the Beaux class of 2014 will be introduced to the community.

The Beaux Affair Program will be celebrating their 25th anniversary, yes, 25 years of mentoring young men of our community. Your support is needed in order for the Beaux Affair program to continue for another 25 years.

If you cannot attend, please sponsor a youth to attend Charleston’s unique black tie event!

Admission (or donation) is $40 per ticket which will go a long way towards mentoring our young males. For more program details and ticket request, please call me at 843-345-5977.

Keeping in Prayer

Viola Middleton, Emily Jones, Vanilla Thompson, Lucille Edwards, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Lamont Halback, Loretta White, Annie Graves, Dr. Hattie Martin, Noel Smalls, Margie Prioleau, Dorothy Williams, Rufus Smalls, Cousin Alice, Julia Jenkins, Victoria Middleton, Naomi Fashion, Hazel Crawford, Dorothy Williams, Annie L. Crawford, George Casey, Jr., Mable Dingle, Clausie Williams, Lillian Williams, Bertha Lee Williams, Norma Ketchum, Shirley Cleveland, Stanley Graves and Monica Booker.

Items of Interest

Send items of interest to Yvonne J. Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 29468. Call 567-4182 or email ybarnes@homesc.com.

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