The St. Paul AME Church Girl Scout Troop #1478 cluster held a Women’s History month celebration to honor and celebrate local trailblazing women in labor and business. St. Paul’s Girl Scout Troop was established in 1932 and was the third African American troop established in the city.
During the weekly morning worship service, honorees received recognition for overcoming challenges and obstacles to succeed in their chosen field. The diverse group of women represented roles of women in business, both paid and unpaid labor.
“Women have always worked, but too often their work has been undervalued and unpaid,” said Troop Administrator Sharon Coon. After church, honorees, family members and friends were escorted to the luncheon held at Josephs Italian Restaurant which was emceed by Brownie Jashaiya-Lee Daniels.
“I like being a girl scout, I learn about being a good student and making the world a better place, being smart and looking up to the women at the luncheon today,” she said.
Business honorees include: Dr. Brenda Green, Angela J.S. Garner, LaShonda Holloway, Sylvia Perry, Dr. Nicole Bunch Jarrell, Ceylone Lively, Shawnna Walker, Lavonne Mitchell and Angela Spears.
Labor honorees included: St. Paul AME First Lady Winifred Zanders, Pastor Kennetta C. Carter, Reverend Estella P. Chaney- Cooper, Evangelist Virginia Gray, St. Paul AME Church Culinary Ministry Ladies, Deborah A. Harris, Reverend Elizabeth Elaine Yates, Erica Bennett, Hon. Paula Wright, Deborah Dickenson, EWC Basketball Head Coach Charmaine -Wilson, Emily Lisska, Marian Annetta Hannah, Hon. Pauline Drake, Tori Tabbott, Dr. Kelley A. Ranch, Frances M. Buckner, Marie Heath,