The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

April 11, 2013

Harristown News

Willie Mae Harris

Thursday, April 11, 2013 — Concert

The Lou Donaldson Quartet will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the Badin School auditorium, 47 Henderson St., Badin. All seats are $20. This concert is presented by ALCOA, Inc. and the Badin Centennial Committee. Donaldson is a native of Badin.


I heard it through the grapevine that Mrs. Donaldson’s children plan to be here during the parade. She had four children, Eloise, Lou, Pauline and William. It will be wonderful to see them together at one time, plus they are also musicians.


There will be a West Badin/Harristown community meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 16 at McDonald Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

This meeting will deal with illegal dumping of hazardous materials throughout our community. As a concerned citizen, make plans to attend. Members of the Environmental Justice Network will be in attendance at this meeting. For any questions about this meeting contact Valerie Tyson at (704) 422-3559 or Macy Hinson at (704) 985-5862.

Rainbow Tea

The United Gospel Singers of New London will have its first Gospel Rainbow Tea, featuring Willie Mason and Friends of Winston-Salem in concert. This will be at 5 p.m. April 13 at the E.E. Waddell Center in Albemarle.


At 4 p.m. April 14, Sister Cathy Ashley will preach her initial message at The Apostolic Tabernacle.

McDonald Chapel

On April 13, McDonald A.M.E. Zion Chapel Church will sponsor its annual golf tournament.

Usher Day

Cedar Grove A.M.E. Zion Church will celebrate its annual Usher Day on April 14. The special guest speaker will be Rev. James Simmons, pastor of Cedar Hill A.M.E. Zion Church. Dinner will be served after the morning worship service.

At 9 a.m. April 20, Cedar Grove will have the Women: Home and Oversea Missionary Society annual Prayer Breakfast.

At 3 p.m. April 21 the guest speaker will be Sister Minnie Medley, a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Badin. Dinner will be served after the morning worship service.

Honorary service

The Sanctuary Deliverance ministers will give Bishop Chenner and Minister Mary Smith an honorary service at 5 p.m. April 20 at St. Luke. All are invited, especially local ministers.

Mt. Zion Baptist

On May 3 and 4 the Distinctive Women Conference will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albemarle. The Friday night speaker will be Minister Gwen Holland, pastor of Sanctuary Deliverance, Albemarle. The 9 a.m. Saturday speaker will be Pastor Althea Harris of Parkers Grove, New London. Minister Felecia Barringer will speak.

Prayer concerns

Sarah Jane Wright, Naomi Steele, Annie S. Turner, Elmonia Parker, Marilyn Lewis, Zeraldine Turner, Ruby Kendall, Eula Lewis, Macie Richardson, Diane Wright, Margerite Pankey, Sybil Chandler, Anna Sturdivant, Odessa Watkins, Pauline Bennett, Dorothy Gardon, Jessie Covington, Frond Woodard, Christine Washington, Tine Sturdivant, Valerie Gainey, Phillis Baldwin, Phillip Reid, Verna Soloman, Martha Wright, Hattie Biles, Verna Smith, Shirley Crump, Lucille Carpenter, Antoinette Peoples, Lee Gaddy, E.J. Christian, Hollie Ingram, John D. Turner, Franklin Kelley Sr., James Wright, Sam Miller, Herbert Hinson, Rev. Rodney Lewis, Rev. Carl Short, Jackie Burch, Johnny Legrande, Rev. James Washington, Rick Benson, Jamie Smith, Johnnie Brooks, Lester Sturdivant, Willie Pankey.

Harristown News is by Willie Mae Harris.