By SHERRY DIGMON
One of Atmore’s newest service organizations celebrated their first anniversary Saturday, July 16, with an afternoon tea. The theme for the tea was “Ladies United Together in Love.”
Ladies of Gold was founded by Yvonne Grissett who continues to serve as president.
The group is focused on community aid for children and seniors. Their mission is to ensure seniors are comforted and receive assess to vital necessities. They provide assistance for those in need through philanthropy, donations and volunteer opportunities.
At Saturday’s tea, members lined up just outside the PCRC Clubhouse on York Drive and were escorted in as Dr. Marion Torrence introduced each one to the audience. Entertainment was by Winston Crenshaw and Kenny Edwards. Minister Edna Dixon presented the prayer and blessing of the food. Member JoAnn McNeil brought greetings to all. Member Ruby White gave the mission statement. Following refreshments, member Alice Crook introduced the speaker, Victoria Taylor.
A special part of the evening was the crowning of the Lady of Gold 2022 – Alice Crook.
Officers and members of Ladies of Gold are Yvonne Grissett, president; Ruby White, vice president; Alice Crook, secretary; JoAnn McNeil, assistant secretary; Ana McKenzie, treasurer; Danice Lee, member; Farrah Lee, member; Shenita Young-Rabb, member; Lavera Frye, member.
The Board of Directors is comprised of Dorothy Brazzell, Mattie Johnson, and Mavis Torrence. Ms. Johnson was not able to attend.