Community Black Heritage program slated for Feb. 23

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Alexandria Mayor Jeffery Hall will be guest speaker

The Natchitoches Black Heritage Committee will host their annual Black History Program Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (Rear of the Complex with entry on Payne Street) of First Baptist Church, 1116 Amulet St., Natchitoches. Mayor Jeffery Hall of Alexandria will be the keynote speaker elaborating on the theme, “Then, Now and What’s on the Agenda for 2019.”

This event will feature local trailblazers, educators, Natchitoches’ first achievers, civic leaders, pioneers in education and local elected officials. Several celebrated personalities will be spotlighted. Other special guests will include the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Vocal Soloist Angela Jones of Jonesboro and the Senior Steppers from the Natchitoches Council on Aging. Dr. Terence Vinson of Southern University in Shreveport will serve as Master of Ceremony.

Councilman-at-Large in the City of Alexandria, the Honorable Joe Fuller, will introduce the guest speaker. There will be special awards given to several citizens who have made monumental milestones of achievement in the areas of community service, Christian Service and in the area of Master Folk Artists. A soul food meal will be served after the program.

The event is open to the public. Sylvia Morrow is coordinator of this annual observation.