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Commemoration luncheon set for Jan. 13

Dr. Wendy Lyle-Jones will be the keynote speaker for the twelfth annual Martin Luther King

Birthday Commemoration Luncheon to be held at the Prince Edward County Middle School on Jan. 13, at noon. This luncheon is sponsored by the Southside Virginia chapter of the Virginia State University Alumni Association.

Lyle-Jones is a native of the Prospect area of Prince Edward county and currently resides in Farmville. A Ph.D. graduate of Virginia State University (VSU) she is a regional educational principal for the Virginia Department of Corrections that spans the Buckingham Correctional Center, the Dillwyn Correctional Center and the Rustburg Field Unit. Lyle-Jones is a minister of the gospel, deeply rooted in her religious faith and the struggle for equality for all.

The Southside Virginia Chapter of the Virginia State University Alumni Association is one of many VSU alumni chapters, throughout the country and the world, comprised of individuals who have attended or who support VSU. The purpose of the local chapter is to promote scholarship by presenting at least two scholarships per year to freshmen students entering VSU.

For ticket information contact Kylor or Mary Reed at (434) 392-6350, Barbara Marshall at (804) 561-3651 or Edith Austin at (434)392-6958.