Del. McDonnell guest speaker at King’s Kids spring banquet

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 6, 2005

Staff Report

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)

Duke Automotive

Slimbo Trucking

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

Birdsong Peanuts

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

Gloria Riddick

Dwayne Miller

Bernadine Colander

James and Betty Weston

George and Connell Adams

Darlene Simpson

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.