The City of South Fulton hosted its Senior Royale Gala on May 23 at Prince Hall Grand Lodge. Now in its second year, the event takes place during Older Americans Month.
Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Donna Lowry served as the event’s emcee. Special guests included State Senator Donzella James, State Senator Nikema Williams and State Representative Sharon Beasley-Teague. Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall was the gala’s guest speaker.
During the event, South Fulton recognized several Seniors who have made significant contributions to their communities by honoring them with “Crown Awards.” Recipients were Irene Richardson, Gayle Lesser, Mary Hastie, Patricia Ann Lee, Glenda McClure Collins, Clyde King, and Brenda Allen Floyd. Each recipient was selected by a member of the City Council.
Collins was selected by Councilwoman Rosie Jackson. The councilwoman acknowledged Collins’ leadership in the Feldwood community following the death of one of the neighborhood’s matriarchs.
“She stole my heart that’s hard to do,” said Councilwoman Jackson. “All you have to do is pick up the phone, Glenda is always there.”
Watch the award ceremony in its entirety via The Observer’s Facebook page.
Photo: Councilwoman Catherine Foster Rowell presents Irene Richardson, executive director of Quality Living Services, Inc. with a Crown Award.