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Bulloch County Concerted Services hosts first Mother-Daughter ‘Day of Elegance’
day of elegance
A panel of mother-daughter teams took part in a Mother-Daughter Game much like 'The Newlywed Game' during the Bulloch County Concerted Services first Mother-Daughter 'Day of Elegance' event held at the Senior Center just before Mother's Day. Competitors shown here are, left to right, Evernease Hunter (seated) and Pie Hunter, Latrese Mikell and Jeanette Johnson. Alicia Dickerson, far right, daughter of Bulloch County Concerted Services Outreach Coordinator Robbin Deloach assisted with the questi - photo by JULIE LAVENDER/staff

Bulloch County Concerted Services hosted their first mother-daughter day event, “A Day of Elegance,” just before Mother’s Day at the Senior Center that included a rousing competition between a panel of mothers and daughters, a photo opportunity for all participants and musical entertainment during the provided meal.

 

The program began with a welcome, prayer, scripture reading, a dance, soloist performance and poem readings.

 

Archie Denson shared the first poem during the program and read, “Just think: you’re not here by chance, but by God’s choosing. His hand formed you and made you the person you are. He handpicked you to be the mother your family needs. Through you, he is fulfilling his special purpose for this generation and for generations to come.”

 

The poem Carolyn Lovett shared with the group, entitled, ‘Being the Mother of a Black Child,’ said, in part, “Being the mother of a black child ain’t easy. You’ve got to call on Jesus and listen to the angels sing. For those of you who have raised them up or are in the process now, you surely deserve to stand and take yourself a bow. But don’t think the task is over and that the job is through. Cause now you’ve got to reach down and help a mother who may be struggling just like you.”

 

Four mother-daughter couples took part in the game as part of the program’s entertainment. The pairs were separated and asked questions about their respective family member. Then the panel came back together to share the answers to see which mother-daughter duo could answer the most questions synonymously.

 

Sometimes, the answers were simple, like when one mom responded that her favorite memory with her daughter was going fishing. But others caused friendly, parental-ribbing when a daughter said her mom’s favorite place to go for fun was the pool hall, yet her mom responded her favorite place to go for fun was the church.

 

In the end, mom and daughter pair, Dorrine Armstrong and Jamilah Armstrong were crowned the Queen Mother and Queen Daughter winners and received bouquets of flowers and sashes.

 

During lunch, musical entertainment was provided by Harry Madray. Magnolia South Photography, owned by Missy Grimes, also volunteered her services to the group for the event.

 

Bulloch County Concerted Services offers many programs throughout the year, some of which include the Meals on Wheels program, weatherization and energy programs and various programs at the Senior Center.

 

“We have seniors that come Monday through Friday and receive a well-balanced lunch,” said Robbin Deloach, Bulloch County Concerted Services Outreach Coordinator. “The seniors take part in nutritional and educational programs, play games, do chair yoga, sing, dance, socialize, go on field trips, do art projects and much more. 

 

“This program is so important. It helps seniors stay active and continue to socialize. The goal is to keep them active and living in their home.”

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