I had a great time speaking to the kiddos at Castle Hayne Elementary school! I spoke to hundreds of students throughout the day. Class after class I was honored to meet so many super smart and sweet kids who really enjoyed learning about news.
I really enjoyed participating in the Port City Rip The Runway charity event in Wilmington!
It was started in January 2012 in Wilmington, NC and is a scholarship fundraiser in honor of Lillie Ann Heggins. She was the mother of local radio Program Director/On-Air Personality/DJ/Community Activist/Philanthropist, Brandon "Bigg B" Hickman. He and his wife Suprena Hickman started the event to continue her legacy.
This event highlights local talent, DJs, small and commercial businesses, local models, make-up artists, hair stylists, and clothing designers, and local community leaders and business owners. The model selections comes mainly from NC locals- who are selected after tryouts. The models are ordinary women, men, and children in the community with a desire to rip the runway!
Hundreds attend annually ranging from teenagers to elders and of various socioeconomic backgrounds. They travel from within the Carolina's and some guests, stylists, and designers even travel long distance in support of this event. The environment is described as a fun, family-friendly environment. The beautiful result is a community uniting to support each other and help send a child to college.
Best of all I got to rip the runway with my hubby!
The WWAY Health fair was a great success!! Hundreds came out to learn more about health vendors, hospitals, and get advice from local hospitals and clinics. Some were able to get a flu shot and medical and health advice.
The event was held at Independence mall in Wilmington, NC. Best of all, my parents made a trip down and enjoyed the event.
I am so excited to be the newest member to join the YWCA Lower Cape Fear board in Wilmington, NC. I believe in the mission and I know that working with the organization will allow me to be able to help the community more than ever. As a former YWCA Women of Achievement nominee and active member of the community, I feels blessed to be a part of the organization.
Let's go to work!
The YWCA Lower Cape Fear is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Adopted by the General Assembly in 2009
Author : Amanda Fitzpatrick