Best hat winner, Thelma Yancy, showing off her topper.
Best hat winner, Thelma Yancy, showing off her topper.

WOMEN’S TEA PARTYWearing their finest outfits with stylish hats to match, the senior ladies of New Community’s various residences gath­ered for an afternoon tea party at Manor Senior in celebration of Women’s History Month. “Women of Color” was the theme for the event that fea­tured as guest speaker Louise Layton, an Adjunct Professor in the Social Services Division at Essex County College.

“Women of color are unique in that we share so much in common even though we come from all walks of life and all over the globe,” she told the ladies gathered in the community room during the program sponsored by NCC Department of Health and Social Services.

Layton focused her remarks on three “phenomenal” women—Rebecca Florence Osaigbovo, an author and founder of Chosen Vessels Ministries; The late Rep. Shirley Chisolm, the first African- American congresswoman and first major party black candidate for President of the United States and Dr. Antonia Novella, the first woman and first Hispanic to be appointed U.S. Surgeon General.

Prizes were also awarded for the Best Dressed and Best Hat, all won by residents of Manor Senior. Best Dressed-Libby Young; 1st runner-up- Verbena Emmanuel. Best Hat-Thelma Yancy; 1st runner-up-Mattie Blanford.


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