OUTSTANDING CIVIC SERVICE—Theresa Mickle, Rev. Ricky Burgess and Valerie Ward


The Annual Bon Ami Temple #49 (IBPOE of W) event, on March 23, at the Penn Hills Comfort Inn was a sold out affair. The new location for this well-known group was bursting at the seams with well-wishers and supporters for the honorees.
After a beautiful buffet dinner the crowd was introduced to the Elkdom Honorees: Mr. Elk, Brother Herman “Toby” Ramseur, Past Presiding Exalted Ruler, Maple View Lodge #780, Elizabeth, Pa., and Ms. Elk, Daughter Marge Wright Eubanks, Past Presiding Daughter Ruler, Bon Ami Temple #49, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Daughter Theresa Mickle presented Ramseur’s honor and his profile was read by Tanisha Primer, his granddaughter. Eubank’s profile was read by her granddaughter, Tanisha Primer, and was presented by Daughter Theresa Mickle, her daughter.
The 2013 community honorees were Rev. Ricky Burgess, Pittsburgh City Council District 9; Daughter Valerie Ward presented his award. Burgess received the Outstanding Civic Service Award. The Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year Award was presented to Denise Durrett, owner of Denise & Earl’s Lounge. Her profile was read by her daughter Shawntia Durrett and Daughter Betty Burton presented the award. The Good Brother and Daughter Awards were presented to Hamilton Johnson and Corliss Lewis.
Char Biggs was the mistress of ceremonies while DJ Ray Ray got the crowd on the dance floor.

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