'Building Community' is Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP banquet's theme
“Building Community” was the theme of the annual Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Human Rights Banquet, held April 13 at the Greensburg Country Club.
On that note, the Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr., the branch president, said, “We are grateful to partner with amazing agencies and individuals who agree that racism and bigotry are clear and present dangers to the common good.”
One of those amazing individuals was keynote speaker Colleen Taylor, a Delmont native who is executive vice president of Capital One Bank in New York City.
Others were honorees Marguerite Rollins of Greensburg, who received the Branch Merit Award; JoAnne Boyle, president of Seton Hill University, who received the Community Service Award; and Cameron Jackson of Greensburg, who received Youth Council Special Recognition.
Greater Latrobe Senior High School student Ciara Marie LaVelle and Greensburg Salem High School senior Kaylee Anderson were recognized as 2013 scholarship recipients.
The spotlight also fell on the branch's new “Community Cookbook,” featuring recipes from members and friends. “It's hot off the press today,” said branch secretary Ruth Tolbert, and is available for $7 by calling 724-838-9146.
Event organizers included chairwoman Marilyn Fox Lewis and co-chairwoman Evelyn Jones.
Seen: The Rev. Carl and Stephanie Jones, the Rev. Sekinah Hamlin, Ethel Crunkleton, Madeline Rollins, Chanale Rollins, Deborah Lynn Jackson, Adrienne Russell, Ruth Woods, Melessie Clark, Mary Simpson, Stanley Taylor, Carol Maloy, Ada Maloy and Darryl and Jerri Holts.
Also, Shawn and Rahshida Austin, the Rev. Kevin and Lisa Bundridge, Carolyn Price, Latreace Jackson, Tay and Brenda Waltenbaugh, Carol Demi, Jim and Kathy Bendel and Nat and Melanie Pantalone.
— Shirley McMarlin
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