Pittsburgh Council of Men hold Holiday Celebration

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For some it may have been Black Friday, but for more than 200 it was the annual Pittsburgh Council of Men dinner dance at the Comfort Inn in Harmarville. On Nov. 29, guests enjoyed a scrumptious tasty down dinner, fellowship and plenty of dancing. We were also introduced to the newly elected president of the PCM, Larry Victum, along with the newest PCM member, Michael Hobbs.

PASSING THE TORCH—Larry Victum, new PCM president, and James Williams, former PCM president.

PASSING THE TORCH—Larry Victum, new PCM president, and James Williams, former PCM president.

PCM OFFICERS—Don Trent, Ira Ritter, Larry Victum, Lawrence Harris, Daniel Brown and David E. Moore

PCM OFFICERS—Don Trent, Ira Ritter, Larry Victum, Lawrence Harris, Daniel Brown and David E. Moore

The Pittsburgh Council of Men was founded in May of 1972 by the late Fred Gladney Sr. and Algia Gary Jr. In May of 1973 they became a non-profit organization. Currently the organization owns a 40-unit four story housing complex called Shady Park Place in North Braddock, for handicapped and elderly residents. This project represents a major effort by an African-American men’s organization in the Pittsburgh area. The PCM also presents scholarships and makes contributions to numerous charities.

THE VICTUM FAMILY—Kiera Branson, Tamara Hill, Gwendolyn Victum, Larry Victum and Karla Victum

THE VICTUM FAMILY—Kiera Branson, Tamara Hill, Gwendolyn Victum, Larry Victum and Karla Victum

HAVING FUN—Jamie Minniefield, Tina Rowe, Betty Morris and Doreen Moore

HAVING FUN—Jamie Minniefield, Tina Rowe, Betty Morris and Doreen Moore

THE NEWEST MEMBER—Michael Hobbs with Lenora Hobbs

THE NEWEST MEMBER—Michael Hobbs with Lenora Hobbs

At a PCM party the dance floor stays full; spotted at the Friday night soiree enjoying the party: Fred and Misty Crawford, Milton Oliver, Riley Davis and Terry Bell, Caster and Della Binion, Ernestine and George Harris, Don and Marsha Trent, Phyllis Jackson, Meredith Willis, Peggy Willis, Theodora and Lawrence Harris, Deborah Harris and Mark Sloan.

HANDSOME COUPLE—Keisha and Mark Snipe

HANDSOME COUPLE—Keisha and Mark Snipe

GUESTS OF LARRY VICTUM—Erica and Corey Patterson of Charlotte, N.C.

GUESTS OF LARRY VICTUM—Erica and Corey Patterson of Charlotte, N.C.

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