PDT Staff Writer
On Friday, the “Gospel Extravaganza” was held at the 14th Street Community Center in which over $1,000 was collected in an offering to help the center purchase tables and chairs.
Prior to the event taking place, the Al Oliver Foundation committed to matching whatever funds would be collected at the Extravaganza. Members of the local community showed their concern for the well-being of the 14th Street Community Center, not only by their giving, but also by full audience. It the event included local singers, a gospel rapper, male chorus, and dance teams.
There was a committee which was formulated for the Gospel Extravaganza of which Randall Lewis, Tanika Lewis, Al Oliver, Pat Oliver, Tanya Malone, Talitha Malone, Laura Walker, and Elsie Shabazz served.
“I think the turnout was great. All of the participants did really, really well. I think it says a lot about our community. That we can come together, and just be a support to one another. I think everything went really well, and I’m really pleased,” Randall Lewis said.
Maxine Malone, Executive Director of the 14 Street Community expressed gratitude for the effort that the community made.
“Togetherness. The community that’s pulling together for a common cause. This will enable us to serve our community for activities, and when they come to rent this place out. And I appreciate all of the churches and community that came out and supported this event,” Malone said.
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