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Dr. Richard Strachan | 1/9/2014, 9 a.m.

James and Margie Fayson, socialites of the south, entertained some of their out-of-towners for a post-Christmas and New Year’s celebration. As the guests arrived, they were escorted to the pool patio for a game related to jeopardy. After engaging for a while, they were escorted to the bar area to consume hors d’oeuvres, while jazz music added to the ambiance. Following dinner, the guests were escorted to the music room, where carols were sung and selected by the desire of whomever wanted to sing their favorites.  They were: “Go Tell It on the Mountain, Jesus Christ was Born,” “O Holy Knight” “Joy to the World” “Silent Knight” and “Jesus, Jesus, O What a Child.” Then, individuals requested other songs that put them in the mood for singing. Some of the guests were James Wevard, Barbara Wilson, Jimmy and Barbara Andes, Lonnie and Eleanor Coleman, Saundra and Mr. Williams, Dr. Edwin T. Demeritte, Lolita Saunders, Margaret Saunders, J’Shon Fayson and Mrs. Hill. 

Larry Little, a graduate of Booker T. Washington, was given pointers on how to be an offensive lineman and used them to play with the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins with the ’72 unbetten team. He later became the head coach of Bethune-Cookman University. Now, he’s extending his muscles for his charity Golf Classic benefiting the Swim for Jenny Memorial Fund. 

This year the 7th Annual Golf Classic was held in Hollywood. Ms. Ingrid Stuart, CEO, indicated that the sports-star studded weekend opened with a VIP Welcome Reception, hosted by Calder Casino & Race Track with 250 fans. On the terrace over-looking the race course were 250-people including Ole Skool Gang, recording artist Betty Wright, Little, Bobby Bell, Ricky Jackson, Elvin Bethea, Paul Krause, Leroy Kelly, Dwight Stephenson, Mercury Morris, Charlie Babb, Tony Nathan, Harvey Clayton, Lenny Harris, Tim Foli, Larry Ball, Roy Foster, Sam Jones, and Josie Poitier, President, Fan Club. Since golf was the talk of the town, the golfers were ready to hit the course. 33-Teams of Fivesomes began to tee off, while the pack followed popular golfers from New York, Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa and Broward County. Larry thanked everyone for participating in a successful tournament. Larry presented plaques to the three winners with 1st place going to Halifax Foundation Team from Daytona Beach. Other winners were able to in live and silent auction as well as Raffle items as Super Bowl Tickets and trips to the Bahamas. 

The tournament will be held the first week of December in 2014. A Salute to the life of the late Shadrach Paul Lewis, Jr. who was an icon in the Adventist Church.  He was born and raised in the Adventist and held positions as a Sabbath School Teacher, Ordained Deacon and lay activities depart and builder for 80-years for his churches and friends wanting a mansion.