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Mother Annie Stone is president of the Mother’s Board.
All area churches were invited to participate in this recognition by nominating a mother to be recognized at the banquet. Each mother received a ticket from which the winning Mother of the Year was selected.
Mothers representing the following churches, Brown’s Temple A.M.E. Church, Market Street Church of God, Mary’s Chapel A.M.E. Church, Mayberry Street Church of Christ, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and St. Paul A.M.E. Church, were Cynthia Rice, Inez Massey, Nancy Waggoner, Rachel Hampton, Joyce Buchanan, Patricia Bailey and Mildred Hawk (both from St. Paul), respectively.
The winning mother selected in the drawing was Rachel Hampton.
Mother Gladys Askins was the mistress of ceremonies for the event. The speaker was Minister Sernobia McGee, an associate minister from Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Tullahoma. A trio of community youth, including She’Leah McDonald, Chelsea Nobles and Shaquan Mustin, provided the musical entertainment with several vocal selections. Final remarks were given by the pastor, The Rev. Wayne Jones.