Del. McDonnell guest speaker at King’s Kids spring banquet
Published 12:00 am Monday, June 6, 2005
State Del. Robert F. McDonnell, R-84th District, was the guest speaker at the King’s Kids of America Inc.’s recent spring banquet at the Faith Temple Christian Center.
McDonnell spokes on the importance of supporting youths. He also encouraged the children to look ahead by thinking about their future professions -doctors, preachers, teachers and the like.
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The Kings and Queens gave a special presentation of theme songs, cheers, and pledges. Destiny Sessoms gave another special presentation. Councilman Charles F. Brown was the master of ceremonies for the event, which is the organization’s major fundraiser of the year.
Awards were given for supporters of the King’s Kids program:
Bronze Awards, for donations of $100 to $499):
Physical Therapy Works
Remax Across Town Inc.
Holland Family Properties
William and Sarah Blair (Blair Brothers Corp.)
Futrell and Futrell Properties
Faith Temple Ministries (Apostolic)
Attorney Dwayne Strothers
First Federal Savings Bank of Virginia
Mike Duman Auto Sales
Councilman Charles F. Brown
William and Laverne Flythe
J. Walter Hosier and Sons Inc.
Alvester and Ruth Harris
W. Randolph Jr. and Luci Carter
Spruce Street Community
Silver Awards, for donations of $500 to $999:
Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Minister Audrey Thorpe
Gold Award, for donations of $1,000 to $4,999:
Suffolk Ruritan Club
King’s Kids Faithful Supporters, for monthly supporters giving more than $20:
Cecile S. Cherry
Bishop Obadiah Colander
James and Betty Weston
George and Connell Adams
For more information on the program, you may write to P. O. Box 3163, Suffolk, Va., 23439 or call Betty M. Knight, executive director, at 539-6918; Brenda Nichols, assistant director, at 484-0442; or Pamela C. Baker, secretary, at 535 – 9639.
Bishop Obadiah Colander is the founder.