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January 18, 2006|by TAMARA DOLEMAN

King Scholarship Banquet a success

This past Sunday, Jan. 15, The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee of the Memorial Recreation Center hosted its 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Banquet. The theme, "TableScapes 2006," provided beautiful scenery for the banquet, which grants qualifying minorities scholarships to assist in furthering their education.

The scholarship banquet, a neighborhood gem, brought many out in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and to pay tribute to Ms. Ruth Monroe. Many reminisced on past events with Ms. Ruth and her dedication and passion to this benefit. But, as was best said by one of her children, Mrs. Angie Rollins, "my mom loved what she did, her work with and for the betterment of children meant the world to her. And I hope everyone will continue to do whatever it takes to keep the doors of the Memorial Recreation Center open so her memory will not be in vain."


This year, in honor of Ms. Ruth, the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee has established the Ruth Ann Monroe Scholarship, to which the Washington County Branch of the NAACP donated $200 to get the scholarship started. Ms. Gloria Hughes, of Greater Campher Temple, presented a Love Gift to the Ruth Ann Monroe Scholarship for her many years of service on the Usher Board. Also, continuing in their tradition of giving to the MLK Jr. Scholarships, Good Humor Ice Cream donated a Work Study Scholarship, which will pay the wages plus a $,1500 scholarship to a qualifying recipient.

The evening continued with a fashion show that reflected "Fashions in Black & White" and numerous door prizes. It was an entertaining evening for a worthy cause.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee would like to send a special thank you to Mr. Charles Washington, Mr. J.R. Rollins and Mr. Tyrone "Soup" Stanton for donating their time and talents to help make this event a success.


Ms. Grace Snively is doing fine, so please send her your prayers and blessings for a speedy recovery.

I hope everyone had a happy and blessed MLK Day!


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