On Dec. 7, at the Double Tree Hotel in Monroeville, the Harriet Tubman Guild presented its Annual Queen’s Luncheon. Hundreds of guests enjoyed a great lunch, soulful music by Flo Wilson and the Old School Band, and a wonderful fashion show commentated by the incomparable Gerall Singletary.
Tawanda Staton coordinated the show and DJ Shawn Whitley provided the sound track.
Lizette Jackson-Hicks presented the 2013 Queens and Rosalyn Yvonne Price of Together Chapter was crowned as the new Queen. Also The Together chapter was the host chapter for the luncheon. Each table featured a unique hand-made hat that was created by Hats by Design, owners Diane Turner and Renee Jackson. There was also time for a talent show that featured spoken word, dance and song.
Monica McGee was selected as the winner of the talent show.
The Harriet Tubman Guild has a rich history. On July 12, 1915, 12 Christian women met at the home of Winona Idel and organized a club whose purpose was to help the Women’s Auxiliary of the Union Baptist Association (now known as the Allegheny Union Baptist Association), providing food and other household necessities for the Aged Ministers and Layman’s Home. They chose the name of Harriet Tubman, a young slave who was a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The organization was chartered and incorporated in 1936, as a non-profit. In 1942, the Harriet Tubman Guild was comprised of 350 women and the motto of the Guild was formulated: “Deeds, Not Words. Showing Our Love Through Service.”
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