Birthday bash

More than 65 friends and family members of Tawanna Thomas gathered at Encore on Saturday, March 25, to celebrate Ms. Thomas’ 63rd birthday. Among those in attendance were the birthday girl’s sons, Eugene Thomas Jr. and Alex David Thomas Jr., as well as her grandson, Alex David Thomas III, two granddaughters, Vytiyana Thomas and Amahti Thomas, and her great-niece, Kayla Norman. Shown with Ms. Thomas in photo are, standing from left, sisters Wilma Wilson, Patricia Cross and LaShonda Marshall.