Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Black History Month Events at the Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church

Johnnie Mae Swaggerty and the New Vision Youth want to invite everybody to the events for Black History Month, sponsored by our friends at the Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church, 812 Maple Oak Lane in Kingsport.. These events are also posted on the Website Calender Page:

We will be holding our 4th Annual Black History Program on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 5:00 PM. The theme will be"Honoring Our African American Men and Women in the Education and Medical Fields." Guest speakers will include Dr. Ivy McQuirter, Dr. Dorothy Dobbins, and State Representative Nathan Vaughn.

On February 15th, 2007, Johnnie Mae Swaggerty will be reading "Black Poetry-Harlem" to the children at the Riverview Boys and Girls Club. Please bring the children to hear words of prose and inspiration written by our fine African-American poets.

New Vision Youth is holding a "Chittling Strut" to raise money for their Bahamas Cruise. The "Soul Food Chittling Strut" will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2007 at 11:00 AM. It will be held at the Bethel A.M.E. Church at 812 Maple Oak Lane. The dates for the cruise to the Bahamas will be August 2nd through the 6th of 2007. The total cost is $458.

We will be holding a Black History Soul Food Pig Out Day at the Riverview Boys and Girls Club with Ms. Johnnie Mae on Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 at 4:00 PM. From Johnnie Mae: "This will be my third year doing Black History at the Riverview boys and Girls Club. I really enjoy this. This year, we are doing cooking with one of the most cooked farm animals during slavery and now, the "Pig Out" menu will consist of food from the pig where some of the youth have never tasted. Come stop by and have a taste." The menu will include: fried chittlings, pig ears, pig tail, barbeque pig feet, ribs, rice, brown beans, cole slaw, fried apples, fried greens with spinach, fried black skillet cornbread patties, and homemade chow-chow. (YUMMM.. save me some of THAT!)

In March during Spring Break, New Vision Youth and Hunger First will be partnering with Tracy Eaton of the East Lawn Cemetery to hold an "Abduction Prevention Program" for our children ages 4 to 15.

New Vision has also accepted the Douglass Alumni Association invitation to have a float in the Douglass Reunion Parade this year on Saturday, June 30th at 10 AM. Be sure to watch for us!