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Dr. Richard Strachan | 10/24/2013, 9 a.m.

Those vivacious senior walkers at Arcola Lakes Park took to the road for a fun-filled day in Key West to observe the city and celebrate those born in the month of October. During the trip, coordinators Clint and Annie Harris delivered a strong prayer for safety, unplanned accidents and the existence of “love” among  President Gladys Bracy-Smith, Gloria Orr, Virginia Wright, Rodine Strother,  Treneice Henderson, Marva and Bartow Duhart, Robert Willis, Jolene, Brenda Hadley and Sally Green. The trip’s organizers are planning a similar trip on Thursday, Oct. 24, to the Holy Land in Orlando. Call the park and ask for T.G. Smith if

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you are interested in going.

Former Judge Shirylon McWhorter, president, along with John Williams and Wayne Davis are planning Homecoming Alumni and Reunion events the weekend of Saturday, October 25. The  parade will start at 9 a.m., tailgate party at noon to four and the classes of ’69, ’79 and ’83 will be at homecoming headquarter hotels. The  Speedway in Daytona Beach will have activities going on for three days for attendees.  

The Tie Tying Ceremony for the 5000 Role Models of Excellence was held recently at Miami Carol City Senior High School. Jamarv Dunn gave the  sincere “welcome” to the 400 young men, parents, color guards and staff that included: Katrina Wilson, Melodie Delancey, Renee Jones, Pamela Jones, Pamela Davis, Mark Beckford, Robert Parker, Carol Neal, and James Brown. Role Model Edward Harris, M.C., opened the program by bringing greetings. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway, school board member, Chief Robert Parker, Paul V. Wilson, Judge Orlando Prescott, Director J. D. Patterson and 100 mentors assisted with the ritual of tying ties.

As the theme song filled the auditorium, the boys walked in and took their seats. When the ritual began, they stood and faced their mentors and took the oath and commandments.

Samuel “Chase” Williams, a native of Carver Ranches, made an impact at Ebenezer UMC where he eventually joined the Exodus Ministry and met Reverend Joann Brookings. Both of them taught the formerly-addicted men how to remain drug free. His last will and testimony included positive remarks from Pastor Joreatha Capers, Richard B. Strachan, C Bradley, E. Robinson, Jean Perry, William Francis and S.Wilson.

He’s now resting and no more pain shall enter his body. A special prayer goes out to his family.