Golf tournament to benefit mentoring program


“Mentoring occurs when a mature adult advises and provides guidance and advocacy for pre-adolescents and adolescents.”

Conforming with the principle “in the ongoing, one-on-one relationship, the mentor helps the mentee to address his concerns, needs, education, and career aspirations over an extended period of time.”

Subsequently, members of the African-American Mentor Program (AAMP) have provided the four-man scramble golf tournament to aid the program, founded in 2007 by former Flagler County School Board member Dr. James Guines in conjunction with former School Superintendent Bill Delbrugge.

Nov. 3 tourney includes luncheon, awards
Players will be on course at the Palm Harbor Golf Club, geared up by AAMP President John Winston and the mentor team, broadened with a base in the high schools and now in middle and elementary schools.

The Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Sissy Peoples and Leonard Hunt, Sr. are shown after Peoples’ performance.

Black boys have scored the lowest on the FCAT, the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test, and, in many cases, have had disciplinary issues.

The $70 price tag includes awards, the luncheon, door prizes, green fees and cart fees, practice balls, and a continental breakfast. Shotgun start will begin at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 3. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. The registration deadline is Oct. 26.

For further information, call Walter Sarden at 386-447-1893, Jim Griffin, 386-445-3738, or John Winston, 301-254-2533.

Checks are payable to the Flagler County School District-AAMP and can be mailed to Flagler County Public Schools, c/o Sabrina Crosby, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Bunnell, FL 32110.

Youth debate will focus on voting
It will be an interesting experience for the Flagler County NAACP Youth Council on a performance of “This Is My Vote!” debate on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. at the African-American Cultural Society, 4422 North U. S. 1, Palm Coast.

Come and hear why your vote is important.

If you’re between 8 and 18 years old and would like to be heard, email your name and phone number to and your name will be included on the panel.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team so bring your friends so they can vote for the winning team.

Sissy Peoples shares talent at First Church
Just so you’ll know, it wasn’t long since gospel favorite Sissy Peoples stopped in during services at the First Church of Palm Coast. She was a welcome for Pastor Gillard S. Glover and Minister of Music Leonard Hunt and – no doubt – to the congregation who were hooked on her lyrics “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus” and “Precious Jesus.”

The international singer, songwriter, actress and comedian hails from Brooklyn and now makes Orlando her home. She started as a lead singer with gospel choirs and has since enjoyed a 10-year junket with Natalie Cole & Company, and has shared an impressive roster singing with Jeffrey Osborne, Johnny Mathis, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Peabo Bryson, Pattie LaBelle and others.

Getting back to basics, Peoples was a member of the West Angeles Church of God In Christ (COGIC) and a member of the West Angeles COGIC Mass Choir. She has worked with the renowned James Cleveland and has reached thousands as a cast member of the off-Broadway play, “Gospel Is…!” written and produced by Vy Higginsen of “Mama I Want To Sing.”


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



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