Monarch

REGION 4

Bladen, Cabarrus, Columbus, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Hoke, Moore, Randolph, Robeson, Scotland and Stokes counties

Annual Black History Month production scheduled March 7
Black History Month
For more than a decade, the people supported in Lumberton have not only entertained, but inspired audiences through extraordinary performances that depict the contributions and lives of world-renown influential and local African Americans during the annual Black History Program held each year at Robeson Community College (RCC). Coordinated by Pat McMillan, program director, Betty Brockington, RCC Compensatory Education instructor, this year’s event will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013 in the college’s auditorium.

Pictured right: Neil Sealey, who attend's Monarch's Southeastern Industrial Center in Lumberton,  portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during last year's performance at Robeson Community College.

Star Catchers travel to, perform in Philadelphia

Last month, people enrolled in the Compensatory Education program at Forsyth Tech Community College (FTCC) held at the Stokes Opportunity Center in Walnut Cove were invited to perform their Holiday Show for the Rotary Club of Philadelphia.

Star Catchers co-founders Kris Jonczak, FTCC instructor, and Paul Kindley, who now volunteers his time to work with the group,  traveled with Star Catcher performers: Jennifer Johnston, Anthony Barker, Michael Willard, Amber Jessup, Anthony Frazier, Kenny Bennett, Nick Moore and Jim Chambers. The group spent three nights at the Sheraton Inn of Society Hill. Not only did they perform for Rotary Club members at the Union League Building in Center City in Philadelphia, but they did some sightseeing while visiting the City of Brotherly Love. 

The Rotary provided a donation that allowed the students to attend Grasso Magic Theatre. The group also visited historic sites like Philadelphia City Hall, The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall as well as toured Comcast and saw the Macy’s Holiday Show.

Kindley, who helped to fund the trip, and Jonczak have worked with the Star Catchers for several years and say they want to broaden the group’s horizons.

“It is Paul’s and my desire that these unique enabled adults receive opportunity to experience life and learn from the 3 E’s: extended educational experiences,” Jonczak said.

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