Black History Month celebrated

Posted By | February 8, 2009 12:00 am

State Senator Thelma Harper, state senator from Nashville, is a frequent guest at many of the events headed by Herman Hill. Harper, in her easy-going manner, interjects a little humor in her address to the crowd.

Sparta Civic Center was the location Saturday for one of White County’s annual events, as people of all races and ethnic backgrounds came together to celebrate Black History Month.
Herman Hill, commander of Sparta’s post of the American Legion, is the host and coordinator of the event, which features historical reminiscing and musical entertainment from numerous choirs.
Featured guests for the evening included: White County Executive Herd Sullivan, State Representative Charles Curtiss, Mayor Curtis Hayes, of Livingston, and State Senator Thelma Harper, of Nashville.
Entertainment was provided by Pastor Linda Cheers and members of Sparta Church of God, Trinity Baptist Church Choir, of Cookeville, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Choir, of Madison, Miss., Heaven’s View Baptist Church Choir, of Lebanon, and Wright’s Chapel United Methodist Church Choir, of Cookeville.
Pastor Linda Cheers led the invocation. Lori Strode, of Cookeville, was scheduled to speak. The Rev. Earl Dirkson was also a guest speakers and led the benediction.
Click on the link below to view more photos from the event.

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