Flagler Deltas exposing youth to cultural and educational events

Jeroline McCarthyVikki Taylor, public relations journalist for the Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, communicates that ongoing work and services are provided by the sorority for youth. It is her hope that our readers will know what the sorority is doing for the young ladies they are serving.

She states that their Arts and Letters Committee had tremendous pleasure in sponsoring 15 young ladies from the Delta Academy/GEMS to see the motion picture, “42.”  The film was featured at the Palm Coast Epic Theater April 14. Chapter members attended with the youth for the 4:30 p.m. showing.

The Delta Academy/GEMS, along with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members, attended the movie “42 “ at the Palm Coast Epic Theater.
The Delta Academy/GEMS, along with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members, attended the movie “42 “ at the Palm Coast Epic Theater.

The chapter is a tri-county entity that includes Flagler County, St. Johns and Putnam counties.

The Academy/GEMS number over 60 young women, who often attend the events separately due to distance and transportation issues.

The group was combined for the April 14 event; however, the group was basically made up of Palm Coast members. The others were able to attend in their respective counties.

The Delta Academy/GEMS focus on supplementing and being enriched through education as well as expanding their outlook on the possibilities that exist within society.

Visited space center
On March 26, 18 Flagler County Delta/GEMS visited Kennedy Space Center to observe the employment opportunities available and explore what a good math and science education could open up for them. This was accomplished through assistance, cooperation and additional sponsorship by Flagler County schools and their African-American Mentoring Program.

Many African-American female mentors and their mentees joined the Academy/GEMS at the space center. In addition, the Delta Academy Girls and five advisors were in attendance.

The day started with a panel presentation by three African-American female professionals, each sharing the experiences of their chosen careers at NASA and also how they prepared for their positions.

Barbara Brown, a native of Palatka, is deputy manager for Human-Centered Computing (HCC), one of four research areas in NASA’s Intelligent Systems Program. Raquel Lumpkin, a native of South Carolina, is an industrial psychologist, working with NASA employees to help meet the team goals. Ledlyne Heriscar is an electrical systems engineer with the communications and tracking branch of NASA engineering and technology.

‘Murder Mystery Party’
Moreover, the sorority, in recognition of international awareness – along with their Arts and Letters Committee – invites you to “A Murder Mystery Party,” April 28, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., at the Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia Street, St. Augustine.

There will be laughs, fun, and international desserts to taste.

The donation is $20 and will benefit the Mary of the Sick Hospital in Thika, Kenya.

For further details, email the sorority at palmcoastfc@yahoo.com.

ACT-SO Awards Banquet April 27
The NAACP ACT-SO Awards Banquet, spotlighting the first-place winners of a recent Olympics of the Mind Competition – to advance to the ACT-SO National Competition in Orlando – will take place April 27, 4 – 7 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast.

ACT-SO symbolizes the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, a NAACP student-enrichment initiative, showcasing talents in music, poetry, dance, art and design, and science and technology.

Notable ACT-SO alumni are music artist Kanye West, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, and filmmaker John Singleton.

So come and support our young scientists, poets, and filmmakers. The ticket is $30 and is obtainable from the NAACP at 386-446-7822.

Drug Court Foundation hosting rummage sale
The Rev. Charlene Cothran writes that the Flagler County Drug Court Foundation is seeking donations of gently used furniture, electronics, collectibles and other items for their “Second Chance Rummage Sale Fundraiser.”

Items can be dropped off at Pastor Cothran’s church – that is, Zion Baptist Church, 1 Enterprise Drive in Bunnell. The items can be unloaded Tuesdays or Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or call 386-283-4905 to arrange for pick up.

The sale takes place May 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Celico Auto Body’s parking lot, 309 North State Street, in downtown Bunnell; however, no early birds, please.

Sale-A-Bration planned May 4 at First Church
Chair Sybil Dodson Lucas announced that a Pre-Mother’s Day Sale-A-Bration will set up shop as a Women’s Day event, and to be held May 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at First Church, 91 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast.

Join the Sale-A-Bration, showcasing a classic hat sale and other vendors, including Taste of Caribbean, Edward Tucker Caterers, Desserts by Alberta, Desserts by Wanda, plus entertainment, face-painting and more.

Tables can be rented to be part of the lineup of vendors. Call the church at 386-446-5759 and find out the cost of a table.


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



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