SCLC Women, Inc. hosts annual Senior Christmas Luncheon

Seniors were fed and entertained at the Georgia International Convention Center. (Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media)
Seniors were fed and entertained at the Georgia International Convention Center. (Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media)

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Mrs. Evelyn Gibson Lowery would have been proud.

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the SCLC Women, Inc. held the 36th annual Senior Christmas Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center in suburban Atlanta, expressing love and appreciation for what the late Lowery considered the “golden pearls” of the community, said interim chair Scarlett Pressley-Brown.

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More than 2,500 seniors dined on delicious plates of turkey, stuffing, yams, desert cake and other traditional Christmas food.

The organization also held raffles for gift certificates for Christmas shopping.

“I took over this position after the untimely passing of Evelyn Gibson Lowry two years ago. And I have to admit that I was astounded at how much work Mrs. Lowry was doing in the community when I took over for her,” said Brown, who took pains to thank all the volunteers who organized the event. “And I have to tell you, it’s been hard handling all the projects and programs that were so near and dear to her. But we are determined as an organization to keep doing those things. one of those is this Senior Christmas Dinner.

Scarlett Pressly-Brown, center in red, along with Councilman Kwanza Hall and other members of SCLC Women, Inc.
Scarlett Pressly-Brown, center in red, along with Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and other members of SCLC Women, Inc.

“Mrs. Lowry considered the seniors to be the gems in our community. She considered them truly golden pearls that we could not take for granted,” Brown continued. “And by having this event every year, she was acknowledging their gifts — their gifts to the community, their gifts to their families, their gifts to other people, just being the heart and center of our community. So we worked really, really hard to ensure that this event moved on.”

Brown also gave thanks to Brenda Reid of Publix. “There were other supermakets involved. but thanks to her, we were able to have a truly successful event,” she said.

This annual Christmas Luncheon serving the elderly has grown to become one of the SCLC WOMEN, Inc’s, most heart felt events. Celebrating the lives of our community elders through fun, fellowship and mouth watering food, more than bodies are filled, hearts are lifted.

Take a look at some photos from the event:

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