Transit Retirees working on holiday dance, MLK service

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Anticipated holiday events have been a Christmas party and a holiday scholarship dinner
dance. The evening events have been sponsored by the New York City Transit Retirees
of Palm Coast and the Afro-American Caribbean Heritage Organization (AACHO), respectively.

The dinner dance gives us a lot to do. It’s detailed at the bottom of the Palm Coast Community
News.

The Christmas Party blended cheer with door prizes for the Transit Retirees recently with a buffet dinner and music by deejay Jimmy Barnes.

Transit Retirees President Marie McCray helped to organize a Christmas Party, MLK ecumenical service, and a tour of the Lorraine Motel.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. service by the New York City Transit Retirees is 11 a.m., Jan. 21, at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 75 Pine Lakes Parkway, Palm Coast. It’s the annual ecumenical event.

Dr. Kwando M. Kinshasa, professor of Black History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in
New York City, is the keynote speaker.

This year’s theme is “The Dream Moving Forward.”  Parents are encouraged to bring their children for the free event.

Junket in May
A junket is part and parcel for the Transit Retirees with seven days/six nights in Tunica, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., come May 5-11.

The package includes six nights’ accommodations, which includes two nights en route each way. Four nights will be spent at a casino hotel in Tunica.

The setting is complete with a Memphis sightseeing tour, including the city’s famous Beale Street, admission to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the Rock & Soul Museum, and a visit to the Stax Museum of American Music. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was slain April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel.

Hotel taxes, meal gratuities and motorcoach transportation will be included in the $584 price
tag.

To book reservations, call Transit Retirees President Marie McCray at 386-986-4847.

The season’s holiday dinner dance, sponsored by the Afro-American Caribbean Heritage Organization, will be held Dec. 22.

To be part of the festivities, call Vice President Wes Powell at 386-445-8345, or President
Vivian Richardson at 386-446-6935.

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As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.

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