By SHERRY DIGMON
Each year, members of the Escambia County Training School Golden Eagles Alumni Gathering raise money for community projects. Traditionally, one of those projects is delivering Christmas gift bags to residents at Atmore Nursing Center.
Thursday, December 8, several alumni members delivered bags to ANC Activities Director Darlene Murphy.
“We would like to say thanks to Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and the Atmore community for their donations on the fundraiser,” said Barbara Poole Harris, ECTS Alumni Gathering founder and chairwoman. “Down through the years, with monetary fund from them, we have been able to render gift cards to single parents and scholarships to local high school students, and donated to the Atmore Nursing Home’s patients and also donated to other organizations. God has been so good to us.”
Two alumni members (Elnetta Thomas and Rosetta Sims) brought items from another church (Bethany SDA Church) as well.
But this ECTS donation to ANC is not the end. The fundraiser is ongoing.
In the photo, Barbara is holding a list of the items donated at ANC. They include lotion, socks, puzzle book, pens, tissues, and other items.
The annual ECTS Golden Eagles Alumni Gathering is held annually. In addition to Barbara Poole Harris, founder and chairwoman, Annie V. Brown is advisor, and Rachel Brown Wiggins is advisor assistant.