Jack And Jill Celebrates 61st Anniversary With Marshall
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (r.) joined with members of the Queens Chapter of Jack and Jill of America to celebrate the chapter’s 61 years of service during a ceremony in Queens Borough Hall on September 26. The event included a tribute to Carole Robertson, one of the four African-American girls who were killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama on Sep. 15, 1963. It also included the unveiling of “Tree of Life”, a quilt the chapter commissioned from artist Sameeh Alderazi that will be displayed in Borough Hall for the next month. Jack and Jill of America is a nationwide organization founded in 1938 with the philosophy that every child can be developed into a leader if given the proper guidance and opportunity. Queens Chapter officials attending Thursday’s event included (l. to r.) Teen Advisor D. Nicole Marion, Associate Terry Burrus, Parliamentarian Stacie N.C. Grant, Editor Michelle Hawkins-Jones, Program Director Carlene Jean-Hosbon, Vice President Yvette Williamson and President Elizabeth A. Hooks.