Second annual Emerald Awards luncheon honoring church musician/musical directors
Seated are all members of A Plus Foundation, Inc. with Luwando Wright-Hines, president. Standing are the church musicians/choral directors honorees.
A Plus Foundation, Incor-Porated, a charitable arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Chi Psi Omega Chapter recently celebrated its second annual Emerald Awards Luncheon at the Signature Grand, Davie, Fla. honoring church musicians/musical directors.
More than 200 were in attendance to celebrate this grand occasion honoring these individuals for their outstanding work and dedicated service to the community; too often not recognized for their efforts.
Minister Vicki Flournoy of Mount Bethel Baptist Church served as Mistress of Ceremony. During the luncheon, participants enjoyed and raved about the musical talent and selections by Randy Corinthian of RC Music Group and Co-DJs, Richard and Thesea Ingram.
This year’s honorees included: Michael Chinnery of Radiant Living Worship Center, Travis D. King of Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Beverly Scott Campbell of Greater Bethel AME Church, Janet Davis of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Jacques Charles of St. Phillips Epis-copal Church, Algie Poole of Jesus Christ International Ministries, Inc., Reginald Williams and the Kingdom Boys of St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Laura Martin, Christopher Dorsey, Hattie Deloris (Dee) Harden, Traci Dixon Fuller, Israel Charles and Kenneth Howard. Following the luncheon, President Luwando Wright-Hines presented the honorees with plaques.
The foundation also presented many of its scholarship recipients to the community; facilitated by Emma H. Kurtz. The majority of the winners selected this year will be attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs.
Proceeds from this annual signature event benefit the foundation’s scholarship recipients and the community pro-grams of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Chi Psi Omega Chapter.
A Plus Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors include: Luwando Wright-Hines, president; Emma H. Kurtz, vice-president; Revertha W Grace, secretary; Barbara J. Thomas, treasurer; Gracia Curlee-Gordon, Olivia B. Hilton, Ann B. Lee, Josetta B. Patterson and Veronica E. Phillips.