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    Vol. XXXVIII No. 9
THURSDAY, October 27, 2011
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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
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 .
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
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
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
Add small business owner to S.
Wayne Patterson's growing list of
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
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.
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