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Community Pioneers Honored at Calvary C.M.E. Second Annual Black History Celebration

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From l-r: Kenneth W. Bently, Virginia Holt, Janice Valentine and Gail Valentine Taylor accepting on behalf of Fred and Arzella Valentine, and Journal Publishers Ruthie Hopkins and Joe Hopkins.
Not pictured, Candace Wiggins. Photo courtesy: Nina Simone.


Calvary C.M.E. church welcomed the community to its second annual Black History Celebration on Sunday, February 17, 2013.

Honorees included Kenneth W. Bently, Vice President of Nestle' USA, Virginia Holt, retired educator and current tax professional, Fred and Arzella Valentine, owners of Woods Valentine Mortuary, Candace Wiggins, award winning former college basketball star, and Journal publishers, Joe and Ruthie Hopkins.

The Honorees were presented with "Trailblazer 2013" medals by John Deron Johnson, Sr. Pastor.


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