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Two Hagerstown women recognized by sorority

April 18, 2010
  • Lola Mosby
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FREDERICK, Md. - Two Hagerstown women were honored recently at the Chi Theta Omega Chapter's Women of Excellence awards luncheon in Frederick.

The chapter is part of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Lola Mosby and Torrance Petties, both of Hagerstown, were recognized in the business category.

Mosby's business, L&L Classic Clothing Consignment, is at 51 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. She started the business with her twin sister, Lela, who died in 2007.

Petties bought a 7-Eleven franchise in Frederick and later opened a free standing franchise with fuel in the Urbana, Md., area.

In addition to their business prowess, both women give back to the community through their affiliation with nonprofit groups.

Mosby has been a member of the Clique Club, which she helped form in Hagerstown in 1993. She is treasurer of that group, which raises money and holds community activities to be used toward scholarships for students in the area. She is also a member of Uptown Shoppes of Hagerstown, which puts on fashion shows, open houses and raffles that benefit groups such as Maryland Eye Bank, Heart Association and Habitat for Humanity.

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Petties once raised $75,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is a member of the Heart Association, March of Dimes and the United Negro College Fund.

Both women were nominated for the award by Ebenezer AME Church.

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