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Happenings in and around Historic 5 Points and Northeast Denver January 2013 Lenora Alexander Inducted into Circle of Wisdom Happy New Year 2012 5 POINTS NEWS YEAR IN REVIEW EDITION Gladys Brown Jones drapes Denver Weekly News CEO/Managing Editor Lenora Alexander with a ceremonial sash as she was inducted into the Circle of Widsom during Kwanzaa. The tradition began in 1997 when Issetta Crawford Rawls became the first inductee recognized for outstanding community service and leadership. Also inducted with Alexander were Linda Williams, Dr. Anthony Young, and Archie Jones. These four inductees are now among twenty-five others honored by the community over the past fifteen years. For more Kwanzza photos - see page 13 30th Annual Hiawatha Davis Senior Luncheon 3 5 7 (L-R) Councilman Albus Brooks, Chy Montoya and Brande Micheau - Bishop Acen Phillips, Dr. Claudette Sweet, and Emma Jackson Over 600 seniors attended the 30th Annual Hiawatha Davis Senior Luncheon December 20 at the Doubletree Hotel, sponsored by the office of Councilman Albus Brooks, brother jeff’s Cultural Center and Engage 8. Former community activist and late City Councilman Hiawatha Davis began the tradition to honor and celebrate District 8 seniors. Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Bishop Acen Phillips and Dr. Claudette Sweet, along with an inaugural Unsung Hero Award presented to Emma Jackson. These outstanding recipients represent countless hours of community service and commitment. Since the passing of Davis in 2000, Council persons Elbra Wedgeworth, Carla Madison and Albus Brooks have continued the tradition, involving members of the community in planning and coordinating the event. Denver Police Chief Robert C. White, Director for the Denver Office on Aging Loretta V. Martinez, and James “Dr. DaddyO” Walker were guest speakers. Denver Police Department, Denver Fire Department, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi., George Washington High School, brother jeff’s Cultural Center, and many others served as volunteers. –Kenneth Drew 11 13 15 (L-R) James “Dr. Daddy-O” Walker, George Washington High School volunteers, and over 600 senior citizens continue Davis’ tradition. 5 POINTS NEWS ONLINE NOW at

January 2013

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