Saturday, February 25, 2012

East Gate Baptist Church presents African American Celebration

Celebration - East Gate Baptist Church - Family Life Center
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Garland Mayor Ronald Jones
The Jubilant Jewels of the community outreach connection at East Gate Baptist Church hosted a grand African American Heritage event in the Family Life Center.  The activity was a feast of history, culture and food. The theme for this 7th annual program was, "Great African-Americans Past and Present." 

The program featured youth and elders in various presentations of historical figures, fashions and food that highlighted African American contributions yesterday and today. Several Dallas ISD students and parents were present and appeared on the program.  

In recognition of their regular positive responses and efforts, program planners recognized community servants, supporters and entrepreneurs by giving them Awards of Honor for their actions to advance neighborhood and individual progress.

Obviously a highly anticipated annual event, the Celebration was colorful with a variety of program activities that embraced families, extended families and friends.  Tables and people were all around the large Center.

Thanks to church member and community worker Dorothy Dean for her work to make this a successful African American Heritage Month event.

Rev. H. D. Reagan is pastor of East Gate Baptist Church. 

Congratulations, Jubilant Jewels, for a sparkling Black History Month observance.