January 2014 Volume 11

Atlanta’s 2013 George Thompson Scholarship Fund Dance

Staff reporter KC Times
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The Atlanta chapter held its Annual George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund Dance on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the usual venue in Alpharetta, Georgia.

The purpose of the dance was to raise money for the fund that was started a few years ago by the Atlanta Chapter in honor of "George T", the legendary KC old boy, Manning Cup player, Jamaica national football coach and KC football coach who passed on in 2008. The fund provides scholarships to students at KC and also to old boys attending university.

Music was provided by DJ Migraine who kept the crowd rocking into the wee hours. As usual, a sumptuous buffet of Jamaican dishes was included in the price of admission.

At the stroke of midnight, Atlanta chapter president, Anthony Williams held the raffle drawing for a Samsung Galaxy tablet computer donated by former president, Everton Barrett. The winning ticket was selected by prominent Atlanta Jamaican, Dr. Elaine Bryan and a happy ticket holder stepped forward to claim his prize.

Prior to the event, over $4,000 was collected thanks to the matching funds offer made by Spencer’s Financial. Noel Spencer, president of the company, is a long time contributor to the George Thompson Scholarship Fund.

Thanks to all who turned out in support of this worthy cause and all who played a part in the staging of this event. The bar team which included, Sedley Morris, Conrad Jones and Everton Barrett; the ticket management team of Barry Miller, Derrick Wright and Patrick Hector and of course everyone who sold tickets played a role.

I think everyone was happy with the venue and food service provided.  Garfield Parker coordinated transporting of the foodstuff. Our heartfelt thanks to the all the ladies who pitched in at the venue: Alicia Adams, Arlene Barrett, Merrill Chevannes, Toni Laman, Maggie Miller, Jo-Ann McNish and Beverly Stephens.

Once again, the Atlanta chapter of the KCOBA is indebted to Everett and Jo-Ann McNish through whose auspices we were able to use a quality venue.

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