Banquet to feature scholarship recipients

Staff report

July 28, 2014

RIEGELWOOD — Men and Women United for Youth and Families, CDC will be hosting its annual Awards Banquet and Scholarship Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Ransom Activity Center, located at 2694 General Howe Hwy., Riegelwood.

The guest speaker for the occasion is the Honorable Judge James H. Faison III. Judge Faison presides over the 5th Judicial District of New Hanover and Pender counties. A tireless advocate for our youth, Judge Faison champions civil rights and social justice causes. He is the pastor of Byrd’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Rose Hill. He is married to Angela W. Faison and they are the parents of a daughter, Christa, an elementary school teacher.

A staunch supporter, Brandon “Big B.” Hickman, station manager for Cumulus Broadcasting Network and an on-air personality for Coast 97.3 and CEO of Urban Promotions, will emcee the event. He hails from the Sandyfield Community in Columbus County.

On this evening MWUYF will award six scholarships to graduates of East Columbus, East Bladen and North Brunswick high schools. Also, as a contractor for the Workforce Investment Act program through the Cape Fear Council of Governments, MWUYF will recognize the WIA participants, worksite partners and volunteers who have helped us make our programs a success. Other participants recognized will be those who benefited from services offered through the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation, (Moving Forward Program) Good Shepherd Inc; Columbus County Arts Council and the Four County Trust Inc.

For ticket information or to RSVP, please contact Karla Freeman at 910-655-3811 or Randolph Keaton at 910-269-7888.