Links connect in Atlanta for 44th Southern confab

More than 1,200 women from across the south, including Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and the Bahamas, arrived in Atlanta this week for The Links’ 44th Southern Area Conference.

The conference will run through Sunday at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The conference, “Plugged In and Powered Up For Friendship and Service,” is a bi-annual opportunity for the 79 southern chapters of the organization to work on ways to expand community involvement and create diverse programming.

One of the major events of the conference will be a huge community service project, where conference attendees will assemble “new mommy” kits of diapers, clothes and blankets for new mothers and games, books, and toys for sick children at Hughes Spalding Hospital.

The Links, Inc., an international, not-for-profit established in 1946, is one of the nation’s oldest volunteer service organizations catering to black women.

The six Atlanta area chapters are Atlanta, Dogwood City, Magnolia, Azalea City, Buckhead/Cascade City, and Camellia Rose.

For more information, contact Karyn Greer, Lisa Rayam or Donna Lowry at (404) 545-5128,