Florida Friends for Obama is planning another rally come April 26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Pine Lakes Parkway, off Belle Terre Parkway, in Palm Coast.
Florida Friends for Obama elected the president for two terms in office as Commander and Chief. They have shown continuous support and are determined to make their voices heard and clean house in the upcoming election.
The organization has come together, supporting the president’s Year of Action, involving equal pay for women, health care for all, giving America a raise, implementing gun control, immigration, and jobs. These are the issues at stake and the issues for the Florida Friends for Obama.
In addition, they are planning on celebrating the enrollments exceeding the expected goal of the Affordable Health Care Act.
Loyce Nottage Allen founded Florida Friends for Obama in 2008.
She states, “We, the people of this great country, made our voices heard by voting to go forward, and not backward. We must carry our support and enthusiasm beyond Election Day. We will continue to work tirelessly in support of our president and vice president.
“We pledge to continue in our support of President Barack Obama by raising our expectations and aspirations for ourselves, families, and community.”
She encourages each one to come out and participate even if it is only for an hour. She says your presence will make a difference because “united we stand; divided we fall!”
Moreover, she requests that everyone brings a canned food for which the organization is planning to donate to a local food pantry. She says to tell family, friends, and neighbors about the rally in order to prepare for the August primary.
Holy Land tour
Join Loyce and Company for a 10-day “Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” tour of the Holy Land in Israel.
It will be exciting and an itinerary of sailing the Sea of Galilee, visiting the Garden of Gethsemane and Nazareth, the room where the Last Supper was held, and the little Town of Bethlehem. Experience a baptism in the River Jordan, participate in communion at Calvary, and visit other sites along the journey.
Loyce and Company will depart Nov. 30 and return Dec. 9. The total cost is $2,998 per person, based on double occupancy for round-trip airfare, departing from New York’s JFK to Tel Aviv. The fare will include meals, hotel accommodations, and much more. The single supplement is $699.
Travel arrangements are booked through Journeys Unlimited. Individuals and groups are welcome to join Loyce and Company.
Loyce reiterates that this is more than a vacation, but rather a life-changing experience that includes the Rev. Edwin Coffie, pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, as the group’s spiritual leader on the journey.
A $350 fee per person is requested by April 30 for a reservation. Monthly installments of $156 will become payable. Moreover, for travel particulars, call tour leader Allen at 609-412-3049.
’12 Years A Slave’ at AACS
Diana McKie Robinson, Cultural Center Administrator at the AACS, will bring popcorn to the movies, which will be featured at the African American Cultural Society (AACS). Robinson thanks Robert Brooks, AACS Chairman of Black Studies, for bringing the drama.
“12 Years a Slave,” an unflinching account of slavery in American history, is the eye-catching movie by acclaimed director Steve McQueen, and actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o’s gripping performances.
They will star May 1, 2 p.m., at the AACS, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast.
There will be no charge for the spellbinding masterpiece.
Junket to Hardrock
Looking for somewhere to travel? Experience gaming fun in a turn-around junket at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, on April 26, departing 8 a.m. for Tampa in a luxury-chartered coach from Winn Dixie in Palm Coast, and returning 8 p.m.
The cost is $35 per person. The fun is open to everyone; the more the merrier!
You’ll be riding with the Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Contact Dr. Barbara Holley for reservations and details at 571-232-3401. The proceeds will benefit the educational development projects in Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns counties.
As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.
Birthday wishes to: Joan Bennett Walker, April 24; Roy A. Benjamin, April 25; Dorothy Robinson, Carolyn Bridges, April 26; and Jimmy Morrison, April 28.