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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 10/5/2015, 12:51 p.m.
Special to The Dallas Examiner
The National Black United Front Houston will present the 18th anniversary of the Sankofa Caravan to the Ancestors, a spiritual journey to the shore of Galveston to honor the Afrikan ancestors. The journey will begin on Oct. 17. Buses will load at 11:30 p.m. at the Act of Change, 3200 S. Lancaster Road, Ste. 623. This year’s journey will honor the lives of Baba Esudele Fagbenro and Baba Phil Johnson. To register, visit http://www.fresentertainment.com. Deadline to register is Oct. 12. For more information, call Fred Ghaffar at 214-607-6445 or Najullah Mansur at 214-402-4717.
On Sept. 18, the WINS Steering Committee approved its initial revitalization strategies for South Dallas/Fair Park. Leaders from the five work groups (economic development, education, health, housing and safety/security), presented their proposed strategies, metrics and partners at the first joint meeting of the steering committee and work group members. The teams will now begin developing the detailed implementation plan by the end of the year that will include Memoranda of Understanding with partners who will help implement the strategies. The combined strategies are called the “Common Agenda” that will be unveiled to the South Dallas/Fair Park community at the WINS Community Rollout on Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at Billy Dade Middle School. The steering committee also approved a new WINS tagline that will be unveiled this month.
VNA Meals on Wheels will host training events on Oct. 8 and 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon for those interested in delivering meals to some Dallas County residents in need. The training sessions will be held at the VNA Haggerty Center, located at 1440 W. Mockingbird Lane. For every day a volunteer delivers a route, VNA Meals on Wheels saves enough money to feed another hungry senior for a week.
Delivering a route usually takes about an hour and a half, and volunteers may deliver as often as they wish – weekly, monthly or however best fits their schedule. Volunteers may choose the neighborhood where they would like to deliver meals. Currently, the neighborhoods where meals are most needed are in Mesquite and Grand Prairie.
Reservations are preferred to take part in the training. For more information or reservations, call Melanie Crommett at 214-689-2685.