MICHELLE OBAMA (Erin Isaac) arrives with secret service (Harold Jackson and Calvin Isaac).


In 2009 St. James AME Church held an Inaugural Ball in honor of the first African-American president Barack Obama. On Jan. 20, the night before the Inauguration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s second term they held their second Presidential Inaugural Ball hosted by The Lydia A. Lowry Women’s Missionary Society of St. James AME Church in Sumpter Hall. The evening was complete with “secret service men,” and people put on their best ball gowns and cocktail attire.  
The president was invited, however, could not make it. He did send his beautiful wife, Michelle in his place. Upon closer examination, Michelle was look alike Erin Isaac. Secret service men portrayed by Calvin Isaac and Harold Jackson escorted her into the room. Guests had fun taking pictures with the Obama stand up, meeting and chatting with friends, and enjoyed a delightful meal.
The first family of St. James AME, Rev. Rodrecus Johnson Jr., his wife, Rev. Ayonna D. Johnson and their 3-year-old son Rodrecus M. Johnson III, joined in the festivities as did people of all ages. It was a beautiful evening of dancing, dining and celebrating the historic re-election of the first Black President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama.

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