Youth Circle Unit holds open house


Group has full calendar of activities

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Courtesy photo Cyntasia Posey, 11, and Amariasia Smith, 9, are the newest members of the Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle. The two were initiated into the group during an Open House held by the Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16 on Sept. 12. During the same ceremony, their mother, Cursheena Smith, was installed as a "Mother Helper" of the group.


Courtesy photo Mrs Cursheena Smith (foreground) was installed as a "Mother Helper" during an Open House held by the Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16 on Sept. 12. During the same ceremony, her daughters, Cyntasia Posey, 11, and Amariasia Smith, 9, became the newest members of the Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle.


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JONESVILLE — A local youth group will be staying busy over the next several weeks making a donation to a local church, holding a voter registration drive, promoting breast cancer awareness, and presenting a program at a senior citizens center.

“There is no stopping us now,” Sister Jacqueline Stewart of the Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16 said in a statement released this week. “The Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16 held its Open House on September 12, 2015 at the Foster Chapel Enterprise Lodge #460.

“We were celebrating eight Companions who attained three years in the organization,” she said. “Sister Gwendolyn Davis, who is the Grand Supervising Deputy of District Five, presented the girls with a certificate and a gift card for their service in their respective community.”

Stewart, who is the District Five Mother Advisor, said that in that capacity she installed Cursheena Smith as a “Mother Helper” and initiated her two daughters, Cyntasia Posey, 11, and Amariasia Smith, 9, as “the two latest girls to be part of the Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle. The Unit is welcoming any young ladies who have the desire to serve in the community and enjoy a host of fun activities.”

A Full Calendar

The weeks ahead will also be busy times for the group which is looking at a series of activities running through the end of October.

“The Mary B. Thomas Girls have a full calendar ahead of them,” Stewart said. “They will be having a sit-in September 27, 2015 at Foster Chapel Baptist Church in Jonesville during morning service. They will be celebrating Prince Hall Day and giving a donation to the youth of the church.

“October 3, 2015 they will be recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, holding a Voter Registration Drive, and having a fundraiser, selling hot dogs, sodas, and chips at The Town Hall Complex parking lot in Jonesville between the hours of 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.,” she said. “They will be handing out pink ribbons to the public.”

Stewart said the group has also “adopted Whitney Place in Union” where “they will be having a Hallelujah Fest on October 31, 2015, providing singing, games and gifts to the residents. They will also be volunteering their time, reading to the residents, and providing service as needed.”

It’s a busy schedule for the group, but Stewart said she is confident the young ladies will be handle the events successfully and that doing so will help prepare them for any future challenges they might face.

“They have a full schedule ahead of them and with the assistance of the community, the challenges they face will help them in the future,” Stewart said.

This story was submitted by Sister Jacquelyn Stewart of the Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16.

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Cyntasia Posey, 11, and Amariasia Smith, 9, are the newest members of the Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle. The two were initiated into the group during an Open House held by the Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16 on Sept. 12. During the same ceremony, their mother, Cursheena Smith, was installed as a "Mother Helper" of the group.
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Cyntasia Posey, 11, and Amariasia Smith, 9, are the newest members of the Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle. The two were initiated into the group during an Open House held by the Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16 on Sept. 12. During the same ceremony, their mother, Cursheena Smith, was installed as a "Mother Helper" of the group.

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Mrs Cursheena Smith (foreground) was installed as a "Mother Helper" during an Open House held by the Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16 on Sept. 12. During the same ceremony, her daughters, Cyntasia Posey, 11, and Amariasia Smith, 9, became the newest members of the Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle.
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Mrs Cursheena Smith (foreground) was installed as a "Mother Helper" during an Open House held by the Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16 on Sept. 12. During the same ceremony, her daughters, Cyntasia Posey, 11, and Amariasia Smith, 9, became the newest members of the Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle.
Group has full calendar of activities

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This story was submitted by Sister Jacqueline Stewart of the Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16.

This story was submitted by Sister Jacqueline Stewart of the Union County Mary B. Thomas Youth Circle Unit #16.

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