On April 24 The Harmony Club of Homestead took their 110th Anniversary Celebration to a new venue, St. John’s Cathedral Center in Munhall. Nearly 300 attended the hat luncheon with the theme: “Salute to Sisterhood: Still lifting as We Climb.”


After a cheery welcome from Harmony Club president, Aldine Coleman and Homestead Mayor Betty Esper, it was time for lunch. Guests dined on stuffed chicken breast and Mediterranean-style orange roughy and enjoyed the music of Fred Pugh III and friends. A crowd favorite, KDKA’s Harold Hayes served as master of ceremonies.

Mary H. Page, Ph.D., archivist, Aurora Reading Club, was the guest speaker. Page said, “It’s important to leave large crumbs so ‘sistahs’ can find their way home to their roots.” She went on to say the club is only as strong as the sistahs in it.

Harmony club member Elayne Arrington, Ph.D., recognized the 2010 scholarship recipients: Taylor Owens, Charles Thompson Lawson and Jocelyn Smith.

The Harmony Club and friends took a moment of silence to remember long time member Easter Little Baker. Hayes commented that she will be missed by many after 60 years of service to the Harmony Club. The Mon Valley Library will be named after Baker.

LaMont Jones Jr., founder of The StyleArbiter.com, was the commentator for the centerpiece of the day, the spring fashion show. Models wore fashions from The Dress Barn (The Waterfront), Carlisle’s of Pittsburgh and The Men’s Wearhouse (The Waterfront).

Patricia Pugh Mitchell served as event chair. Models included Ashley Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell, ­Valerie Njie, Wrenna Watson, Robyn Greer and Howard Bullock Jr.

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