First row, from left, Terrie Moody, Terri Anderson, Christi Davis, Jessie Jones, Josie Davis, Gloria Hines, Ernestine Neal, Brenda Edge, Annette Goldring. Second row, Jennifer Congleton, Mary Sutton, Bettie Willingham, Leorita Hankerson, Bernice Dawson, Ruby Bethel, Martha Lewis,
Third row, Julia Congleton Bryant, Ann Lanear, Gloria Wiggins-Hicks, Evelyn Johnson, Eboni Baugh, Sylvia Pretlow Myers.

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First row, from left, Terrie Moody, Terri Anderson, Christi Davis, Jessie Jones, Josie Davis, Gloria Hines, Ernestine Neal, Brenda Edge, Annette Goldring. Second row, Jennifer Congleton, Mary Sutton, Bettie Willingham, Leorita Hankerson, Bernice Dawson, Ruby Bethel, Martha Lewis, Third row, Julia Congleton Bryant, Ann Lanear, Gloria Wiggins-Hicks, Evelyn Johnson, Eboni Baugh, Sylvia Pretlow Myers.

Links chapter hosts White Rose Luncheon

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The members of the Wilson-Rocky Mount-Tarboro Chapter of The Links Inc. hosted their fourth Biennial White Rose Luncheon on Nov. 16 at the Gateway Convention Centre in Rocky Mount.

The theme for the occasion was “Showcasing the Arts Through Music.”

The program for the luncheon featured an exceptional performance by the Edgecombe County High School Gospel Choir under the direction of Kristen Herring. The Chapter also recognized community leaders and community organizations during the Luncheon. The Wilson-Rocky Mount-Tarboro Service Award was presented to NC Love In Action, EmF of Wilson, which provides financial assistance for medication, TALKS Mentoring Eastern Shore of Tarbor, and The Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center of Greenville.

The Jessie Pash-Grace Artis Civic Award was presented to N.C. Rep. Jean Farmer Butterfield, D-Wilson, Rocky Mount City Manager Charles Penny and N.C. Rep. George W. Graham Jr., D-Pitt.

Terri Anderson, president of the Wilson-Rocky Mount-Tarboro Chapter of The Links Inc., recognized visiting elected officials and the organizations who have worked with the Chapter and supported its many activities.

The Wilson-Rocky Mount-Tarboro Chapter of the Links Inc. was chartered in 1948, the sixth chapter of The Links Inc. and the first chapter in the Southern area.

The Wilson-Rocky Mount-Tarboro Chapter has always been committed to the implementation of the National Programs by promoting civic, cultural, educational and health activities that improve the quality of life for all people in its various communities.

National program facets embraced by the chapter during the White Rose Luncheon were the Services to Youth Facet, the International Trends and Services Facet, and the Arts Facet.