Support the Port is a non profit organization working to help empower the lives of kids in the community. It's creator Cedric Harrison has created a coloring book that tells little known facts about Black History in the Cape Fear. The best part it gives kids a historical fact while also allowing them to color in the book.
The intimate engagement at The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society at the Latimer House Museum , was able to hear from WWAY News Amanda Fitzpatrick, who was the special guest reader! It was a chance to learn about Wilmington's past and discuss the future.
Check out an excerpt:
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The YWCA Lower Cape Fear has announced the 2017 nominees for its annual Women of Achievement Awards. Among the nominees is WWAY’s very own Amanda Fitzpatrick.
55 nominees have demonstrated excellence, accomplishment, and commitment in their careers, schools, and communities.
The women will be recognized on May 4 at the Wilmington Convention Center. The doors will open for a “social hour” at 5 p.m., and the awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.
Event tickets are $65 per person, and can be purchased online at ywca-lowercapefear.org or by phone at (910) 799-6820 before April 21.
Adult nominees are separated into nine categories: Arts, Business, Education, Environmental, Health and Wellness, Public Service, Volunteer, Social Justice and Rachel Freeman Unsung Hero.
High school nominees are recognized in the Young Leader category, and three winning students will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The press release states that the event raises key support for the YWCA’s programs and services that promote racial justice and gender equality for thousands of women and their families in southeastern North Carolina
For a full list of nominees click here.