It’s the summer season of women of all ages ruling the nonprofit planet! 1 of the intense ladies that has risen to the forefront of small children advocacy in Savannah is Blessings in a Reserve Bag founder Weslyn “Lady Mahogany” Bowers. Amped to go to her Seersucker, Stilettos and Stogies Day Social gathering on June 26 at Red Gate Farms, I get there to come across the audio thumping, suppliers set up and Sweet Spice food truck all set to provide.
Wanting exquisite in a crimson-off-the-shoulder gown, Weslyn asks for photos with Adrianne Williams of the Twisted Bar Lab & Hookah Knowledge and neighborhood activist Morris Pollard of We Love Cann Park. Identified simply as Mr. Mo all-around city, this dapper-dressed Savannah indigenous tells me, “Some households do not just take journeys or vacations. Having our Summer Fun Day provides them entertainment, prizes and meals.”
Promising to share the term of this August celebration at Seaside Significant Faculty, I head inside of to catch up with my Savannah State University intern Person Hodge. Zooming all around finding b-roll for a movie, I stick to him over to fulfill Mary Kay Cosmetics and South Carolina natives Felicia Jamison-Cheeks and Anikia Robinson.
Immediately after a mini-posing session with the beautiful females, I achieved Lavish Visions Boutique proprietor Theresa Fisher and her 11-yr-previous daughter Donjuia Reese. Loving her fitted white sleeveless gown, I am understanding about her Tanger Outlet kiosk when I listen to area legal professional Richard Sanders contacting me more than for a pic with the petite Stephanie Burgess.
Sporting a blue seersucker jacket, Richard is probably at as lots of functions as I am. Seeing him at the Savannah Jaycees, veterans’ functions and the Savannah Trade Club, the only spot I have not seen this Richard is in court docket in Bloomingdale. With any luck , I will not see the Bloomingdale judge there anytime before long!
Pulling Richard over for a pic with Person and Weslyn, I introduce him to the scorching very hot Erica Scriven. The Eichholz Legislation Company administrator is glowing! Thrilled to tell me of her wellness journey that contains coaching with Weslyn’s Busahmove Health and fitness, Erica is on a self-discovery mission and it shows!
Up coming up is JIG Cigars George Godlock and his fiancée Vanysha Heath. Loving George’s seersucker vest, I watch him deal with the table loaded with cigars while studying about Vanysha’s Course4Jewellery and shea butter organization.
With much more visitors arriving, I detour above to pause “Da Property Celebration Boyz” deejays Tavares Brown and Nathaniel Horton for a pic, hug Citizen Advocacy’s George Seaborough and meet Ahlips & System Butter’s DeWanda Evans. The Savannah native tells me of her current go from Seattle, rubs some critically robust coconut shea butter on my hands before posing with George and Stephanie.
Out in his colorful Jamaican meals truck, Donovan Smith talks about his involvement in the Savannah Food Truck Force and how productive the Pooler Food items Truck Competition was very last 7 days. Smiling for a pic with him is pal Trudence Morrison, one more lyrically sounding Jamaican who helps make me want to get a excursion to their nation to see if all people is as nice as they are!
Before I leave, I sit back again and watch Weslyn work the area. Viewing her indomitable do the job ethic reminds me of her backstory.
Raised on a 50 percent dust, half paved highway out of West Savannah, Weslyn understands hunger. Remembering likely weekends devoid of a complete food, she manufactured a decision to possibly pursue an entertainment occupation or serve her local community. Local community won.
“I was broke the first time I went to Otis Brock Elementary and sat outdoors on a bench to feed 25 children. 10 decades afterwards, we are now serving 300 meals weekly with assistance from churches, neighborhood businesses, sororities and fraternities — all without govt aid,” shares the BIBB govt director.
With funds raised tonight, this former radio individuality has ensured that young children will be fed all through the weekend and BIBB proceeds to offer academic applications and group gatherings like the Aug. 14 Again to University Bash at Tatemville Neighborhood Park. Partnering with Savannah College or university of Artwork and Design and style and Eichholz Law Agency, this stylish woman and her benevolent team will offer cost-free food stuff, wellness treatment products and services and school materials from midday until finally 3 p.m.
I always say a single particular person can improve a life. She is granting needs, giving gifts and shifting the lives of the individuals in our group. We see you Weslyn “Lady Mahogany” Bowers.
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