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Effort Club celebrates its 93rd anniversary and Race Progress Promoters Program

Effort Club celebrates its 93rd anniversary and Race Progress Promoters Program
November 30
02:00 2017

The Effort Club of New Bethel Baptist Church celebrated its 93rd Anniversary and 21st Annual Race Progress Promoters Program on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. The program was held at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1016 N. Trade Street.

The Race Progress Promoters Program honors African-American individuals and groups who have made significant contributions in Winston-Salem to promote community visibility. This idea was started from the church’s former first lady, and current Effort Club member, Susie Drayton, who continues to be involved in this organization.

During the awards ceremony, the honorees were presented by a team of judges, selected by the Effort Club and awarded a plaque. This year’s judges include community members who have promoted race progress, as well as progress that we should be making. The club honors individuals who are doing an outstanding job in promoting race progress in the community.

The honorees are introduced by a judge, who accepted the nomination of the candidates. This year’s recipients are: Exquisite Ladies Social Club (Community Outreach), Marion Booker (Health & Wellness), Cheryl Harry (Historian), Carlos Dixon (Volunteer Advocate), Ja’Net Adams (Financial Consultant), Victor Johnson (Education), Greg Scales (Sports), William Russell (Religion) and Middie Glymph-Cooke and Stuart Cooke (Community Achievement).

Youth recipients are: Danielle Fant (Youth Advocate for Change), Tenijah Fant (Youth Advocate for Change), Mikya Wilkins (Youth Outreach) and Madison Murrell (Youth Volunteer).

Prelude music for the program was provided by Willie Malachi of New Bethel and DeQuan Jones. Teressa A. Moore-Mitchell provided the music for the awards ceremony. Other program participants were: Jerry Gilmore, Master of Ceremony; Geneva Wright, Scripture; Linda Morris, prayer; Elinor Walker, welcome; Richard Walker, offertory prayer; Rosa Rice, program synopsis; Brenda Witherspoon, presentation to the NAACP; and Connie Smith, introduction of judges.

A meet and greet reception was held in honor of this year award recipients after the program.

Lisa Myers is the president of the Effort Club. Dr. Kendall D. Jones, Sr. is the senior pastor.

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