The Grapevine: Women of Distinction, Bridgeport's Summer Kick Off, and Vera Bradley Bingo
By Rosalyn Queen Alonso on June 07, 2018 from The Grapevine
The keynote speaker was Dr. Mirta Martin, the new president of Fairmont State University. Speaking to approximately 90 people who attended the luncheon, Dr. Martin shared her life experiences of leaving Cuba, going to Spain and then settling in the United States. Her message to the audience was how important it is to "pass it on."
Presentations were made to the honorees by Mayor Cathy Goings, the luncheon sponsor Dave Bolyard from Davis Funeral Home and Kathy Titus, the Clarksburg CVB director. Jimmie Mazzie led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Sister Anne Francis gave the blessing. The lunch was prepared and served by the PWA membership and volunteers.
The PWA's Women of Distinction program is held three times a year. The next ceremony will be held in October in observance of Italian Culture Month. Nominations can be made by the public of an Italian American woman in Harrison County. Submit a written resume to the PWA office highlighting the Individuals career and her volunteer efforts. Elinda Carson is the director of the PWA.
The City of Bridgeport hosted a street fair last Saturday night to mark the start of summer. It was a beautiful evening. There was plenty of food, entertainment and music. It was so well attended that I am sure it will become an annual event.
Mark June 30th on your calendar for the Vera Bradley Bingo to be held at the VFW at noon.
Keep in mind that the PWA dining area is available to rent for your next party, shower, fundraiser or birthday party. Call Elinda at (304) 624-6881 for more information on available dates.
Keep in touch and until next week "Now You Have Heard It Through The Grapevine."