Cruise a fundraiser for Flagler NAACP

01_JerolineMcCarthy01On March 30, 54 people set sail from Fort Lauderdale on the fabulous “Celebrity Silhouette” as a fundraiser for the Flagler County branch of the NAACP.

The seven-day event was hosted by Freedom Fund Chair Marie McCray and President Linda Sharpe Haywood.

140417_dt_palmcoast01The ports of call were San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Guests enjoyed sightseeing tours, beaches, restaurants and shopping while in port.

Shipboard, they enjoyed a variety of fine dining, spa treatments, entertainment, and boutique-style shopping. The guestrooms were spacious and offered every amenity one would expect from a world-class ship.

Haywood and Mr. and Mrs. Eric Josey were guests of the captain on formal night and thoroughly enjoyed his hospitality.

By all accounts, the “fun” raiser was a tremendous success!


140417_dt_palmcoast01bJoin the Flagler County NAACP for the April 22, 6 p.m., membership meeting at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast.

Everyone is invited to learn of the NAACP pursuits as well as the branch’s latest success of a fundraising cruise.

For further details, contact the NAACP at 386-446-7822.

AACS still collecting for Relay for Life
AACS Relay for Life Team Captain Alfreda Brown disclosed the American Cancer Society’s relay success, which partnered with the African American Cultural Society (AACS).

The event was a blast seeing so many friends participating in the Relay for Life events in Flagler County on April 4-5 at Central Park in Town Center of Palm Coast.

The Relay for Life events are not only a way of joining the community in fighting cancer but a way of inspiring hope by raising funds and cancer awareness to help those facing cancer.

We started the campaign Feb. 22 with two team members seeking donations, stationed in the AACS Cultural Center lobby. Their names are June Bethel and Hermione McLemore. The other team member is Pamela Skinner of New York, who fund-raised from the New York area.

We thank everyone for support. With “your help,” the AACS raised $3,131. The campaign will go on until August 2014, but if you were unable to contribute and would like to make a donation, please contact the AACS at 386-447-7030.


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

Birthday wishes to: my husband, Louie, April 21; Marsha Rode, April 22; Florastine Hancock and Kevin Senior, April 23.



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