The Roanoke Chapter of the Girl Friends welcomes Saundra Fenner Butcher. The installation ceremony took place on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Holiday Inn, Ordway. The Roanoke Chapter is one of 47 chapters nationally located throughout the United States. Janice Burk (left) is president of the local chapter. Francine McLaughlin was the sponsor of the newest member, Saundra Butcher (center).
Winners of Pilgrim Baptist Church’s Youth of the Year (from left): 8-year-old Diamond Dance-–3rd grader at Westside Elementary School, first runner-up, daughter of Marlene Diamond; Ricky Shifflett, Jr.–6th grader at Lucy Addison Middle School, 2nd runner-up, son of Brenda Shifflett and 1st place winner, Curtis Staples, an 11th grader at Salem High School, son of Tasha Steele. Congratulations are wished to all the winners and continued success in their endeavors.
The Roanoke Chapter, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 starting at 6:30 p.m. The location is the Holiday Inn Valley View, 3315 Ordway Dr., N.W. Continue reading SCLC Annual Banquet speaker announced
Over 350 delegates from throughout the state gathered last week at the Annual Conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. Highlighting each years’s conference is a formal presentation of awards. Roanoke’s Elmwood Park won the Best New Renovation/Addition Award. Continue reading Elmwood Park receives Prestigious Award
by S. Rotan Hale
It was all about the culinary skills, tasty treats and recipes as local Deltas held their Cook-Off 2014 at the Roanoke Higher Education Center Saturday, Dec. 6. The “Real Men Cook” event featured 13 chefs that offered an array of scrumptious delights for “tasting only” with no judging as in the past–which was a refreshing twist. Continue reading Local Deltas present “Real Men Cook”
by Shawn Nowlin
Events that bring the community together through entertainment and fellowship potentially invigorate the soul on so many levels. One such event took place Sunday, Dec. 8 at Vision of Faith Bible College (VFBC) at Garden of Prayer #7 on Cove Rd. Continue reading Gospel greats take it to the “Clouds” with unforgettable performance