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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, October 27, 2011, Image 1

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Vol. XXXVIII No. 9 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, October 27, 2011 wssu runners win CIAA title, again -See Page BIO Sigmas attend MLK dedication -See Pane Alt) SpeW5316' servers help at Kitchen - See Pane Bl Photo by Layla Farmer Ike Howard Jr., Hansel Hentz and Derrick Davis worked together to organize the event. Winston Lake YMCA holding its first reunion c~ BY LAYLA FARMER THE CHRONICLE City native Isaac "Ike" Howard Jr. spent the bulk of his childhood at the Winston Lake Family YMCA. "I went to day camp, played basketball for the Y, and was in the marching band," said the 34 year-old father of two. Howard forged some lifelong friendships at the facility, and says his experiences there as a youngster were a strong influence on his life. "The Y helped me be better person," said the CAT scan technician. "All I want to do is just give back." A few months ago, Howard joined forces with longtime members Chris Stewart. Derrick Davis and Hansel Hentz and began formulating a way to pay homage to the Y and the people there who have had a lasting impact on mem bers. The result is the facility's first-ever reunion, which is slated File Photo Mo Lucas, who is recover 'nR from major surgery, will be among those uplift ed during the reunion. for this Saturday, begin ning at 1 p.m. "I was thinking about it because I haven't seen a lot of these people I grew up with in a long time," Howard explained. "We're going to try to make it an annu al thing." The men are using their own money to stage the free event, which will include a Reunion basketball game, a cookout. a haunted house and performances by the Boss Drummers. Jazzy Jumpers and other youth groups. "This is the first time that they've had a reunion, so it's going to bring out a lot of people," said 32 year-old Davis, a city native who grew up in the Y alongside Howard. Organizers are hoping the event will increase community support of the facility and perhaps attract some new mem See Reunion on A2 Essence's Taylor honors local mom Photos by Layla Farmer Susan L. Taylor with Dr. Pamela Dockery -Howard . BY LAYLA FARMER THE CHRONICLE Former Essence magazine Editor Susan L. Taylor visited Winston-Salem earlier this week, to help kickoff the North Carolina Get Togethers initia tive at the city's first ever Feeding Dreams luncheon. Sponsored by food giant General Mills and spearheaded by SMSi (Segmented Marketing Services, Inc.), a locally based marketing firm, the Mi?erj,,ne< Feeding Dreams Get Togethers program honors African American mothers nationwide who are serving their communities and their families well and encourages dialogue in the African American Sec Taylor on AH Churches look for more spiritual Halloween options BY LAYLA FARMER THE CHRONICLE It is no secret that nity aren't proponents many in the faith commu of Halloween. While many maintain that the holiday is nothing more than costumes, candy and good, old-fashioned fun, there are those in the reli gious sector who can't shake the holiday's link to slasher movies and satanic rituals. Whatever their stance on celebrating the holiday. Bill Leonard, a professor of Leonard Church History and the James and Marilyn Dunn Chair of Baptist Studies at Wake Forest School of Divinity, says many folks might be surprised to learn that the origins of Halloween, which is for merly known as All Hallows Eve, actually stem Sec Halloween on All Photo by Lay la Farmer Bishop James Hash Sr. (right) poses with his son, Jdmes Hash Jr. and his granddaughter, Paj Blue. Photos by Kevin Walker S. Wayne Patterson helps his youngest son, Lance, cut the ribbon, as ( from left) his wife, Tamica, and middle son, Jarrell, look on along with Mayor Pro Tempore Burke and Anthony Patterson. To Mom With Love New store is tribute to attorneys late mother BY T. KEVIN WALKER THI CHRONIC! I Add small business owner to S. Wayne Patterson's growing list of titles. The noted attorney and Winston Salem NAACP president was joined by family members and friends Friday as he officially opened Rebecca's Store on Attucks Street in East Winston's Dreamland Park com munity. Named for his late mother - Rebecca Patterson - the spot is the quintessential urban comer store - right down to the jars of pickled pigs' feet and hot sausages next to the manual cash register. In just a hop, skip and jump resi dents of the community can pick up staples like bread and milk. There is plenty of chewing gum and candy for kids, and even a small selection of fashionable earrings and handbags. "I wanted that old school, corner See Patterson on A13 A Taste of India Photo by Lay la Farmer Milan Arora and Veena Neel of the Indo-US Cultural Association were on hand last week at Truliant Federal Credit Union's headquarters to help celebrate International Credit Union Day. Read more on page AS. Spend it here. Keep it here. BUY LOCAL FIRST! CHAMBER A Mind For Business

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