In the dead of winter, which supposedly we should be in, it is hard to psych yourself up for venturing out in the cold outdoors. And although the weather has been beautiful lately, much warmer than normal for this time of year, unfortunately a lot of events are not held during this time due to the possibility of bad weather.
But, the first weekend in February is one you won’t want to miss. The 7th Annual Storytelling & Soul Food Evening 2016 to be held on Saturday, February 6th at the USAO Ballroom. This event will honor the legacies of two inspirations to all of us, but especially the African-American community here in Chickasha. The first honoree is Bertha C. Fletcher, who was an educator at Lincoln School, but also fostered many children over her lifetime. The second was Mrs. Johnnie Pearl Coffey, also an educator at Lincoln School. In addition, she was a social worker and organized “Christmas in August” and Happy Birthday, Jesus”. These two programs provided students in need with free school supplies and needy families with food.
In addition to honoring these two dynamic ladies, the event will also feature music and a traditional soul food dinner. So come out and fill your belly with some great soul food, listen to some great story telling and learn more about the legacies of these two dynamic ladies within our community. Tickets are available for $20/person. Please purchase your tickets quickly. Tickets can be purchased by calling Loretta Jackson at 405.224.5297.