Chatter that Matters: October 31, 2012

caines | 11/1/2012, 6 a.m.

Hats are off to Annie Hicks Ross, Founder of 15 neighborhood crime watch groups for recognizing them at the 20th Annual Safe Street Night Out at Covenant Palms, the home T. Willard Fair built, where Ross was the emcee for the night. The invocation and welcome was done by Rev. Priscilla McCrimmon; Color Guards presentation by the Police Explorers; singing of God Bless America by Deacon James Smith, followed by Ruby Allen and grandson introduced games that allowed everyone to win a prize. Kudos go out to the CCW Group, Ms. Blockers, Gratigny, Mr. P. Days, Ms. Massie, Ms. Barr, Valerie Anderson, Sharon Hensley, Sgt. F. Richardson, Ofc. Dana Carter, Ofc. Reed, Fred Morley, Robert Carley and Brian Hart. Furthermore, Ross thanked everyone for making the event a special treat, while letting everyone know that she has begun to prepare for 2013; which will be much better and urged everyone to vote, Nov. 6. Nancy Guerrier, executive director and founder of Three Little Flowers Center, Inc., selected her charity: Sant Twa Ti Fie at Fort Royal, Haiti, where the options are contributing $20.00 monthly for breakfast, $35.00 yearly for students books, $50.00 monthly for teachers salary, financing building rooms for a library and other needs for comfort in a classroom. Two young ladies from Turner Tech, Jennifer Jean-Baptiste and Neska Lauren, plan to donate books and breakfast. Dozier Lightfoot, LLC collaborated by presenting their Gospel and Praise Extravaganza, last Saturday, at North Miami Sr. to a filled auditorium that soaked up the entertainment beginning with Elie C. Regnier, tenor saxophonist who thrilled the crowd and set the pace for Rochelle Lightfoot & Anointed 2 Worship (background singers led by Kevin Rutledge) from PAVC of Northwestern with Jacqueline E. Allen, Sabrina W. Jones, Natasha, Ann-Marie Williams, Jendra Alexander and Annie Jules. Both appearance of the headliner kept the crowd standing, clapping, moving and joining in throughout until the end. In addition, Kudos go out to North Miami SHS chorus under the direction of Lloyd D. Brockington, El Shamao Ministry; Rev. Joe Johnson, Pastor, Ebenezer MBC and Patrania Dozer-Washington, Manager. Pink was worn by members of Ebenezer UMC for the observance of breast cancer, last Sunday, with men wearing pink shirts, ladies wearing pink dresses and pink shoes like Cynthia Lewis, while Pastor Dr. Joreatha M. Capers invited Rev. Candace M. Lewis as the key speaker. She was overwhelmed by the Voices of Praise Choir. Dr. Capers was introduced as one who is guided by God to deliver the word. She was appointed as elder in 1997 and during the interim, she received a bachelors degree, a Master of Divinity degree and will be conferred a Doctor of Ministry before 2013. And she has traveled to London, Harvard University, Hong Kong, Ghana and parts of west Africa. By Dr. Richard Strachan