National Black HIV/AIDS Health Extravaganza held

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Pictured from left, Melissa Ingram, Katina Price, LaKeitha Georgetown, Ethel Dawson, Brittany Pania, Michelle Pania, Andretta Atkins, Charmelle Young, LaCrystal McCoy, Brittany Turner, Kenya Willams, Kaylor Young, Kodi-Simone Taylor and Gail Levy. Other members not pictured are Quincy Pania, Donna Turner, Shalonda Bloomer, Wanda Batton and Monique Williams.

In observance of Black History Month and HIV/AIDS Awareness Month on Saturday, February 8th, Blessed To Be A Blessing held a National Black HIV/AIDS Health Extravaganza in Plaquemine. The organization is a group of individuals who have a desire to help those within the community. A HIV/AIDS Circle Walk, free and confidential testing, guest speakers, educational games, literature, free condoms, food, music and door prizes were available. The event saw 78 individuals tested and couldn't be done without the help of The Aids Healthcare Foundation of Baton Rouge and Pensacola, which drove the mobile testing unit from Florida for testing, Baton Rouge Aids Society, Plaquemine City Police Department, City Councilman Jimmy "Boy" Randall, Brotherhood Inc. SC, Impact SC, SU Blue & Gold Century Club, Cypress Seafood, EIC, Darryl Bugs, Larry Walker, Reggie Elwood, Russell Banks, Lionel Washington, Kenya Williams and Dionne Lewis-Williams. Pictured from left, Melissa Ingram, Katina Price, LaKeitha Georgetown, Ethel Dawson, Brittany Pania, Michelle Pania, Andretta Atkins, Charmelle Young, LaCrystal McCoy, Brittany Turner, Kenya Willams, Kaylor Young, Kodi-Simone Taylor and Gail Levy. Other members not pictured are Quincy Pania, Donna Turner, Shalonda Bloomer, Wanda Batton and Monique Williams.