Deltas will honor Black Excellence

Special to The Vindicator/Mark Stahl

SPIRITED SORORITY SISTERS: Preparing to honor black residents who have been committed to public service in the community are members of the Youngstown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., from left, Michele Dotson, chair; Marcia Haire-Ellis, president; Lynette Sutton, vice president; and Nikki Davis, publicity. Proceeds from this event will be used for scholarships for deserving students, support for the Betty Shabazz Academy and GEMS (programs for young women), voter education, health concerns and other public services.

GIRARD — Members of the Youngstown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present their 7th Annual Tribute to Black Excellence on Sept. 26 at the Mahoning Country Club, 710 Liberty St. S.E.

A social hour with open bar will be from 6 to 7 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:30. The donation is $40 per person, and attire is semiformal. After dinner, there will be dancing to a disc jockey and a cash-only Chinese auction.

Local residents who have made a difference in the community with their public service will receive awards. Recipients include the Rev. Lewis Macklin, for community awareness; Douglas Franklin, political awareness; Dr. Wendy Webb, educational awareness; Dr. Rodney Hill, physical and mental health; Rhonda Owens, economic development; and Vince Shivers, international awareness.

Committee members are Michele Dotson, Nancy Murray, Annette Jones, Fawn Allison, Lynette Sutton, Eboni Williams, Gail Manigault-Waters, Sherri Lovelace-Cameron and Crystal Davis. Nikki Davis handled publicity.

To buy tickets, call Jones at (330) 788-4706 or contact any member of the chapter.