Sunday, September 16, 2007
Kingsport Sisterly Love--Legends In White Celebration
OUR ANGELS IN WHITE: All of the Sisterly Love Honorees looked like Heavenly Angels in white, at the first ceremony for the Legends In White service this past Saturday
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To begin the grand event, Sisterly Love had the Legends In White honorees dressed in formal white picked by limosine at the Shiloh Baptist Church on a beautiful Saturday morning the Lord provided, and they were then taken to the Meadowview Conference Center, where a lovely luncheon was held in their honor.
Sister Janet Black served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the Legends In White event, which drew people from all over the area this past Saturday, September 15th, to the Meadowview Conference and Convention Center in Kingsport.
After the welcome from Sister Chynet Hale, the local chapter president, Sister Black introduced the Sisterly Love honorees, some 33 strong, who were escorted in to the front of the gathering. It was a solemn occasion, as these lovely women of our community were recognized, worthy of our respect.
There was a wonderful hat ceremony, where come members of the audience were selected to model their beautiful hats, to the admiration of the audience (PLEASE WATCH FOR A VIDEO LINK TO THE HAT FASHION SHOW IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS ON THE WEBSITE).
Kingsport's own American Idol Sister Laynette Alley dazzled the audience with two inspirational song selections (PLEASE WATCH FOR A VIDEO LINK TO SISTER ALLEY'S BEAUTIFUL, HEART-FELT SONGS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS ON THE WEBSITE).
And oh, what an inspirational message, directed to the women in the audience from Elder Tina Jones of the New Covenant Family Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The guest speaker spoke from the Holy Word of God from a personal point of view, using today's terminology in a way that everybody could relate to. Her words were moving, as she spoke of the trials and tribulations that every woman faces, and how to LEAN ON THE LORD for strength and guidance (PLEASE WATCH FOR A VIDEO LINK TO EXCERPTS FROM ELDER JONES' INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS ON THE WEBSITE).
Later on Saturday night, Sisterly Love Honorees, their families and friends in the community attended a non-alcoholic formal ball, where the music played by D-J Express moved many to "put on their dancing shoes," enjoying each other's company in a spirit of good fellowship and harmony.
Congradulations to the Sisterly Love Committee who organized the event on a job well done:
Sis. Chynet Hale, President
Sis. Mary Lee Watterson, Publicity
Sis. Ramona (Twinkle) McClintock, Assistant Secretary
Sis. Pat Winton, Secretary/Chaplain
Sis. Linda Wade, Decorations
Sis. Joni Hughes, Member
Sis. Sabrina Turner, Member
Sis. Carolyn Smith, Member
These are the Sisterly Love Legends In White Honorees:
Dr. Edwinna Collins-Hale
AND THEIR ESCORT, LINDA WADE
Rev. Sandra Jones
Mary Alice Burney
AND THEIR ESCORT, CAROLYN SMITH
Pastor Robyn Turner (in her absense, Selina Hairston)
Pastor Lillie Turner
Jean Ann Moore
AND THEIR ESCORT, SABRINA TURNER
AND THEIR ESCORT, CHYNET HALE
Rev. Linda Calvert
AND THEIR ESCORT, TWINKLE MCCLINTOCK
Mary Blackman (in her absense, Linda Subbs)
AND THEIR ESCORT, PAT WINTON
Dr. Teri Hunter
AND THEIR ESCORT, JONI HUGHES
AND THEIR ESCORT, MARYLEE WATTERSON
A BIG CONGRADULATIONS TO THE SISTERLY LOVE LIST OF LEGENDS! WE LOVE YOU ALL, OUR ANGELS!
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