Clayton NAACP to host March 24 women’s month celebration

The Clayton County branch of the NAACP is hosting a Women’s History month celebration on March 24.

Channel 46 anchor Amanda Davis will be the guest speaker at the “Women Hold Up the Sky…And Still We Rise” program. The 7 p.m. event will be at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt Zion Pkwy in Jonesboro.

The event will honor five women leaders who have made a difference in their communities as well as 25 women who are branch president of the civil rights groups throughout Georgia. Three teenagers from the Clayton county’s school district also will be honored.

“Women in NAACP support women and on this night we want to acknowledge those women in the community who do so much for their community,” said Clayton NAACP president C. Cynamon Baldwin.

The five honorees are Tonya Clarke, head of the Clayton County Public Schools math department, realtor Rhonda Haynes, political activist Helen Ho, attorney Miya Griggs and chef Margaret June.

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Four female authors will be at the event to sign their books.

Seating is limited. Cost: $40. For details or to purchase a ticket, call 404 424-6567.

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