Celebrating the Election of President Barack Obama

This evening the Mount Olive A.M.E. Church and the Neighborhood Improvement Association sponsored an inaugural celebration at the Kent County High School in Worton, MD.  For over three hours, a large crowd joined together on this very special day, January 20, 2009.  The Rev. Clarence Hawkins served as the master of ceremonies as many members of the clergy from throughout the county offered remarks and prayers, while various gospel and community groups provided uplifting songs.  One of the most remarkable parts of the program for us was the “expression of generations.”  Remarks by 100 year old Mrs. Blance Sommerville (read by Stephanie Lindsey), 90 year old Mrs. Dorothy Bantum, and 80 year old Mr. Wesley Jackson, were so insightful for us as these folks talked about the changes they have experienced in their lives and what they felt today.  Our family enjoyed the event and we thank everyone for creating such a warm, welcoming evening.


One response to “Celebrating the Election of President Barack Obama

  1. Crazy History Teacher

    I knew Clarence Hawkins back when I taught in Kent County. He’s a good man, too bad he didn’t win when he ran for state delegate back in 1998. I voted for him!

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