Annual Black History Program at Skeels

By Mary Louise Ruehr | Staff Writer Published:

Nearly 100 people attended the annual Skeels Senior Citizens Black History Program and Soul Food Luncheon, held recently at the Skeels-Mathews Community Center in Ravenna.

The theme for the event was "If we don't respect the past, we won't get our present or our future right."

JoAnn Poignard Stikes served as mistress of ceremonies.

Elder Eddie Harris of Upper Room Ministries in Ravenna gave the invocation before the luncheon was served.

After lunch, the assembly sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing," accompanied by Eddie Mae Prisby.

Linda Sanders, Skeels Senior, welcomed everyone and introduced soloist Rasheedah Wahid of New Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Ravenna, who performed "Amazing Grace."

Deseree Liddell gave a presentation on "Dreams can become a reality" and then introduced the speaker, Toni Brown-Harris of Upper Room Ministries in Ravenna.

Elder James Sanders of the United Church of Jesus Christ in Ravenna gave the benediction.

The Skeels Senior Citizens expressed gratitude to everyone for their continuous support.

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