6 from community to be recognized at Bayonne Youth Center Black History luncheon

BAYONNE -- The Bayonne Youth Center will host its 16th annual Black History Luncheon later this month and honor several community members for their humanitarian work. The Luncheon: "Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." will be held on Feb. 20...

6 from community to be recognized at Bayonne Youth Center Black History luncheon

BAYONNE -- The Bayonne Youth Center will host its 16th annual Black History Luncheon later this month and honor several community members for their humanitarian work.

The Luncheon: "Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." will be held on Feb. 20 at noon in the Chandelier Restaurant in Bayonne.

Tammy Statham-Blount, pastor and founder of Power for Living Christian Center in Jersey City, will be guest speaker for the event.

The six community members being honored are Jeffery Augustin, Charles Bell, Ronald Greco, Dawn Herring and Sariah Turner.

Augustin is a surgeon specializing in sports medicine, serving in the area since 2006. His work has given him the opportunity to work with many athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.

Bell is the president and CEO of House of Glass and East Orange Glass Company in East Orange. His company has been recognized for its work on the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art and the United Nations building. Bell has also served on both the trustee board and the Kalfani Big Brother mentoring ministry in his local church.

Greco is a teacher at Lincoln High School in Jersey City and the president of the Jersey City Education Association.

Born and raised in Bayonne, Herring is a certified care manager and member of the Aging Life Care Association -- where she has served for the past 15 years. She also currently serves as the vice president of the Bayonne Women's Club and as a member of the Ethics Committee of Bayonne Medical Center.

Sariah, 14, is an eighth-grader at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. She also attends the Bayonne Professional School, where she is taking hip-hop dance classes and pushing forward to reach her goal of becoming a professional dancer and actor.

For further information, or to inquire about tickets to the event, please call Lisa Brown at 201-424-2723.

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