On Dec. 4 at the Churchill Valley Country Club The Harriet Tubman Guild Inc. presented their annual Queen’s Luncheon. Their theme for 2010: “Continuing to Build on Our Legacy of Faith.”
The Guild always attracts a large audience and this Saturday was no different. The annual luncheon managed to pack in a delightful lunch, music my Henry Biggs and Company, a Color Guard Presentation by the US Marine Veterans, the crowning of the 2010 Queen, a presentation to honorees and a one of a kind fashion show with fashions from Chapeaux, Etc. Boutique all in one afternoon.
|QUEEN REPRESENTATIVES—Brenda White, Annette Diggs, Paula Reed, Jacquie Brackett, Bernice Curry Brady, Jemimah Worthy and Marie Ellams. (Photos by Debbie Norrell)
One of the high lights of the afternoon is the passing of the crown to the new queen. Brenda White of Together Chapter was crowned as queen. Her court included: Paula Reed (Tri-Boro Chapter) and Jacquie Brackett (Hallie Q. Brown Chapter). The remaining queen representatives were, Marie Ellams (Congress Chapter), Jemimah Worthy (Distinctive Young Ladies) and Bernice Curry Brady (Emanon). Two members of the Harriet Tubman Guild were honored for their extraordinary service: Anna Mae Wright and Sedonia Pettigrew.
Wanda Scott, owner of Chapeaux, Etc. Boutique, and her models put on a show with fabulous suits and out of this world hats. Scott has moved from her Centre Avenue location, and will soon reopen in Swissvale at 1922 Monongahela Ave., where her store had become a fixture for fashion for over two decades. Shirley Douglas, host of PJ Talk on PCTV served as the mistress of ceremonies and the fashion show commentator.
The Harriet Tubman Guild carries out their mission at three levels. The Board of Directors, Guild Chapters, and a Terrace Board. The Board of Directors, formally oversees the operation of the guild chapters and the Terrace apartment building. Guild Chapters are the principal medium for carrying out the mission of the Harriet Tubman Guild Inc. The Terrace Board provides housing for the elderly through their residential apartments. The combined membership of the Board of Directors, Guild Chapters and the Terrace Board constitutes the membership of the Harriet Tubman Guild, Inc.
Membership is open to any individual who wishes to serve and improve the community.