Around Town & In The Community – 2018

March 2018

Magical Mystery Gala

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UMass Fine Arts Center Director Dr. Willie Hill and his wife Beverly and friends, Madelyn Bonnot and Curt Griffin, at the Magical Mystery Gala: The Annual UMass Fine Arts Center Gala, Auction & Preview at the UMass Campus Center.


Solid Rock Community Baptist Church Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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Standing L to R: Minister Anne A. Dixson, Monica Shaird, Assistant Pastor Harold P. Dixson. Seated L to R: Bishop Curtis L. Shaird, First Lady Carol A. Shaird, First Lady Cynthia Hunter and Bishop David F. Hunter.

February 2018

Distinguished Legacy and Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Pastors’ Council of Greater Springfield current President Rev. Angelo Dawson and incoming President Rev. JP Morgan Jr. present the Distinguished Legacy and Lifetime Achievement Award to Bishop Talbert Swan I at his 90th birthday celebration.



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Springfield public school students, charter school students, city and state officials gather on city hall steps in honor of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. flag raising ceremony.

January 2018

Proclamation issued to Katherine Thomas

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Springfield City Councilor E. Henry Twiggs (right) issued a proclamation to Katherine Thomas for her extraordinary community service. Ms. Thomas’ daughter was murdered by a serial killer 20 years ago. L-R: Rev. Dr. WC Watson, Pastor Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, Katherine Thomas and Councilor Twiggs.


Revitalize CDC Celebrates its 25th anniversary

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Representatives of the Boston Red Sox Attend the Springfield National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. (NABVETS) Holiday Reception

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Boston Red Sox representatives at the NABVETS event L-R: Tyler Petropulos, Mick Blume and Lidia Zayas

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