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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3- MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 53 Coverdale native thanks First State at annual dinner By Kara Nuzback Keynote speaker Carolyn Thomas-Massiah spoke to a crowd of 300 at the First State Community Action Agency's 45th annual dinner Nov. 15. In the Modern Maturity Center ball- room in Dover, the agency dedi- cated the evening to its success- ful partnerships with homeless shelters, after-school programs and employment training pro- granls. Massiah, a Coverdale Cross- roads native who holds a doctor- ate in marketing, thanked First State for supporting her academ- ic journey from Woodbridge -High School to the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she is now a marketing professor. In seventh grade, Massiah was chosen for the Mi- nority Engineering Regional In- centive Training program, which offers educational opportunities for students and encourages in- volvement in community serv- ice. "You've shaped my past, my present, my future," Massiah SUBMITTED PHOTO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BERNICE EDWARDS presents staff member Arlene Serrano with the Employee of the Year Award. "This year has been a tough year, but we made it," Edwards said. Shown are (I-r) First State Board President and Mistress of Ceremonies Peggy Strine, Board Vice Chairman Harold Stafford, Serrano and Edwards. SUBMITTED PHOTO Keynote speaker Carolyn Thomas-Massiah thanks her former Woodbridge High School teachers for her writing skills and all-around academic success. Shown are (I-r) Kay Sue Hardesty, Massiah, Helen Gierske and theRev. Diane Melson. said. "I am living proof that,your partnerships have been power- fill." Also honored was the agency's secretary and treasurer, Evelyn Continued on page 54 Shoe Drive+Donate eh'ldreWs Shoes Here Good Feet Can Relieve Pain in Feet, r red 1.1 1 i'4 II |VI, Achinflack, Sore Hips, ', JJ, )l.I 1,t I '!, to asc,tls Mo e ...... __ +._..= 18544 Food a IIIMI" Dover 706 N. DuPont Hwy. Rt. N. State St. opposite Arbys(102) 736-3400 Good Feet' 1 llllltllll+lllllIllll III lllil II]lltilll llil/l/ttllll/l/llflj+l'lllilt/I,Illlll/Ill 111t11!1/I' I11