Tickets are still available for St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Worship Center’s “Parade of Hats Fashion Show and Luncheon” on Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Lithonia.
Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson and DeKalb County's Interim CEO Lee May will join the luncheon as invited guests. The program includes a performance by “The Beulah Boys” as well. Church member Michelle Dukes will serve as the guest speaker.
The event celebrates a heritage of hats, dating back to the early 20th century when African American women would make their own hats with feathers and bows and wear them as crowns to church.
After watching women of all ages display an array of hats, provided just in time for the latest spring hat fashion designs, attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch in the church’s fellowship hall.
St. Paul AME is located at 1704 Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, Lithonia. Women and their friends are invited to come and show off their favorite hats at the event.
The cost to attend is $10. For more information or to buy tickers, call Joyce Reid at 770-482-1571....
Lithonia First United Methodist offers free concert featuring quartet group
Lithonia First United Methodist Church, 3099 Stone Mountain Street, Lithonia, will host a free community concert featuring the Christian quartet, “Emmaus Road,” on Sunday, March 16, at the church’s 10:50 a.m. worship service.
The mini-concert will showcase the group of four men who have performed on local, regional and national stages. Church members say the group is comprised of young, men who are dedicated to traveling across the country singing and preaching at churches, revivals and concerts.
The concert is free, but a love offering will be taken. The community is invited. For more information on the group, visit www.erqmusic.com. 770-482-6394.
New Bethel A.M.E. Church sets mobile food pantry
New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 8350 Rockbridge Road, Highway 124, Lithonia, will host a free mobile food pantry for the community on Saturday, March 29, 9 – 11:30 a.m. while supplies last.
The mobile food pantry provides non-perishable and other food items to communities in and around DeKalb County. The Family-2-Family Foundation and New Bethel A.M.E provide the food pantry.
Food items are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and may be distributed before 11:30 a.m.