Carter G. Woodson honors a founding member

Carter G. Woodson honors a founding member
May 24
01:00 2018

Elected officials, community activists, clergy and other members of the community put on their dancing shoes and danced the night away last weekend during the 21st Annual Black and White Gala. 

In years past, the event, hosted by Cater G. Woodson School (CGWS), has served as a fundraiser for the school’s study/travel abroad program. Each summer CGWS sends students to the continent of Africa to learn and connect with African natives. 

This year, funds raised from the gala and a silent auction, which featured handmade art, furniture and more, went to support CGWS new Urban Gardening Initiative. CGWS founder Hazel Mack said the purpose of the Urban Gardening Program is to teach the students to be self-sufficient and promote healthy lifestyles.

Supporters of CGWS also celebrated the birthday of Lee Faye Mack during the Black and White Gala. Mack, who is the mother of founder Hazel Mack, was a member of school’s first board of directors. 

At the time of publication it was unclear how much was raised during the fundraiser. For more information on Carter G. Woodson School, visit the school’s official Facebook page. The website is currently down. 

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