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Senior center honors community members

Special photo

Special photo

The Newton County Senior Center recently sponsored its Second Annual Pearls of Wisdom Luncheon in honor of Women's History Month. Ten honorees, along with 65 guests, took part in the event. Entertainment was provided by a solo song by Jackie Smith and a medley by members of the Voices of Wisdom Choir. Also on tap for the day were words of appreciation, salutation, praise and great food. Honorees and guests shown here are, seated from left, Johnnie Tuck of Merryvale Assisted Living, Edith Williams of Turner Lake Line Dancing, Annie Maude Roby of Newton County Senior Center Fellowship Club, Merna Nalty of Dance for Your Life and Evelene Bell of St. Paul AME Church. Standing from left are Gene McLendon, executive director of Merryvale Assisted Living; Estelle Hailey of Turner Lake Exercise and Walking Club; Doris Campbell, Director's Honoree; Rev. Erich Fladger of St. Paul AME Church; Velma Wilburn of Newton County Senior Services; Archie Levell, president, Newton County Senior Center Fellowship Club; Eula Holley of Sophisticated Red Hatters of Turner Lake; Rev. Thomas R. Stegall of St. Paul AME Church; Phyllis Sowell of Sophisticated Red Hatters; Josephine B. Brown, executive director, Newton County Senior Services; and Cynthia Bell, guest. Honorees not pictured are Martha Kate Hightower of Graves Chapel AME Church and Mary Bollinger of First Presbyterian Church.