Mu Omega Zeta Sorority donates to the Ben D. Johnson Ed Center

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From left are Sontonia Helaire, Sandy Irchirl, Dr. Marcus Jones, NSU President, Sandra Williams, Jessica Hinson, Linda Howard, Ethel Moss, Candance Grayson, Basileus Josephine Winder, Ed Ward and Ronald Helaire, Ben Johnson Education Foundation Board Members.

Submitted by Carletta Jones
In recognition of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Day, the Mu Omega Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta chose a day of service in keeping with one of their four principles: Service. Basileus Josephine Winder serves as the sorority’s president. The sorority made a $500 donation to the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center’s Legacy Youth Workforce Development Program. The contribution will help support the 17–24 year-old youth and young adults in the center’s 16-week program. The Ben D. Johnson Educational Center President and Founder, Claire Prymus, said, “Through hard work and dedicated service from individuals and organizations like the Zeta Phi Betas, we know the future is bright, and the seeds we plant today will continue to grow strong. Thank you for your part in ‘Planting Seeds of Hope.’ The money will be used to help fund the Legacy Garden Mural Project, the first full-color, community-based mural in the City of Natchitoches, and the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center.”

This article published in the Feb. 10, 2022, print edition

The mission of the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center is to build community in Natchitoches and give access to social and economic success to its residents through its Legacy Youth Work-force Development Program, Legacy Garden, the Legacy Café and the Legacy Corner Store.