Alpha Kappa Alpha spreads holiday cheer to foster kids in Flagler

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01_JerolineMcCarthy01Remembering the reason for the season as giving, the Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc., donated 25 gift bags containing clothing and toys. The gifts included bicycles, skateboards, scooters, leap pads, books and games for the foster children served through the Flagler County division of the Community Partnership for Children.

COURTESY OF CHI DELTA OMEGA CHAPTER, ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY  Shown delivering the gifts are Chi Delta Omega Chapter members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority: Dr. Myra Middleton-Valentine; Sue Fray, chapter president; and Dr. Gwen Dunn-Carroll. They are assisted by staff members of the Community Partnership for Children.

Shown delivering the gifts are Chi Delta Omega Chapter members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority: Dr. Myra Middleton-Valentine; Sue Fray, chapter president; and Dr. Gwen Dunn-Carroll. They are assisted by staff members of the Community Partnership for Children.
(COURTESY OF CHI DELTA OMEGA CHAPTER, ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY)

The children and adolescents receiving the gifts were placed in foster care due to incarcerated parents or special supervision requirements. For many children, this was a fun time of opening the Christmas gifts received through the generosity of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members.

Dr. Myra Middleton-Valentine, along with other board of directors, staff and volunteers of Community Partnership for Children, Inc., expressed sincere appreciation and gratitude for the sorority’s annual involvement in the effort.

Bell to sing Dec. 31 at First Church
Bring in the New Year with versatility from rhythm and gospel to opera with recording artist Alvin Bell. Attend the Watch Night Service at First Church, beginning at 10 p.m. with Bell, and followed at 11 p.m. with a powerfully strengthening message from the Reverend Gillard S. Glover.

131226_dt_palmcoast01Bell will perform highlights from his career, emanating from the major concert halls, theaters and arenas. He’s a former “Star Search” finalist having also appeared at the world-famous Apollo Theater.

His vocal credits include “Praise the Lord’’ (TBN) and the “Bobby Jones Gospel Hour’’  (BET). He’ has shared the stage with Tramaine Hawkins, Ricky Dillard, Patti LaBelle and other sensations. He’s immensely talented and best known for his electrifying, powerful performances.

First Church can be reached at 386-446-5759, and is located at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.

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

Celebrations
Birthday wishes to Henry “Smitty” Smith, Dec. 28; Mary Lee, Dec. 29; John Foti, Dec. 30; Charlotte Walls Prince, Vivian Rowe, Dec. 31; the Rev. Annette Weaver, Jan. 1.

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