The Riceboro Community Churches, Inc. recently had its annual end of year banquet at the Riceboro Youth Center.
Under the direction of Lelia Williams, the program has existed for more than 15 years, nurturing and assisting children with homework according to Kenneth Howard, president of the Riceboro Community Churches.
More than 25 students, ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade, attended the banquet to receive congratulatory remarks from Brenda Addie, lead teacher, and Betty Fraiser, a retired educator.
Addie emphasized the importance of setting goals and working to achieve them.
T’Keyah Lowder was recognized for her continual participation in the program and received a congratulatory gift presented by Howard in recognition of her acceptance to Fort Valley State University this fall.
Howard and Williams praised program volunteers Joe Harris, John Sullivan and James Brown. In addition, Annie Ash was recognized for in driving students to the center.
Board members Doris Barrett and Debra Frazier also commended the volunteers, teachers and support personnel. SNF Chemtall and the city of Riceboro were recognized for their financial support.
The Riceboro Community Churches is a nonprofit organization. For information, call Howard at 912-271-0505.