Community leaders, Tau Kappa Alpha host MLK Day of Service program
The Iberville Parish Minister’s Conference, Tau Kappa Omega (TKO) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Selectman Jimmie Randle, Mr. Howard Oubre, and the Women on the Move along with Plymouth Rock Baptist Church hosted their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service program Monday, January 16.
Prior to the program, Soror Caronda Oube, Connections Chairperson of TKO, presented a Voter’s Registration seminar. Community leaders in attendance were Judge Elizabeth Engolio, Selectman Jimmie Randle, members from Women on the Move, Mayor Ed Reeves, Sheriff Brett Stassi and members of the Iberville Minister’s Conference.
Power Drive Choir provided worship music for the event while Johnny G. Anderson, Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. John Bel Edwards spoke at the event. His address was themed “The Autopsy of the African American Community Post Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Rev. Johnny Williams was then awarded the Davis-Williams Award for outstanding community service on behalf of the Minister’s Conference.
Sheriff Stassi presented Rev. Wesley of Plymouth Rock B.C. with $8,000 towards the New Horizon’s program which will create an art program for Iberville Parish children.
Attendees joined hands and sang “We Shall Overcome” and were presented with fruit bags in an effort to stamp out childhood hunger under the leadership of Sister Angela Calloway.