Inductees named to Black History Hall of Fame
The United Citizens for Good Government recently held its annual Black History Program in the month of February. The organization honored local dean list students, pastors and members of law enforcement. The United Citizens for Good Government is a local organization that helps needy families and students on a national, state and local level for the past 30 years. They have been very instrumental in the celebration of the MLK birthday celebration and parade. Recently, the organization has created the local Black History Hall of Fame. They have inducted several people, both male and female, who have shown leadership, integrity, and who have demonstrated hard work in the advancement of their communities, which includes schools and government.
In the past four years, the organization has inducted people from the political arena, law enforcement, principals, assistant principals, personnel that have exemplified the true meaning of education and its importance. The organization has inducted teachers from the Evangeline Parish area, as well as pastors and musicians that donate their time to the organization.
This year, the inductees were Rev. Allen Ben, Rev. Albert Ray Johnson and Minister Reginald Arvie, who have been instrumental in supporting the programs and giving any kind of service when asked to participate.
In the educational area, the organization honored students that exemplified superior GPAs in college. These students were: Atheia Holland (4.0), Justina Thomas (4.0), Nella Chapman (3.0), Schasline Fontenot (4.0), Tone’ Tezeno (3.5), Megan Fontenot (3.0), and Reconda Breaux (3.3).
In the field of law enforcement, the organization inducted Katina Richard, assistant Chief of Police in Mamou.
This year, on February 16, at 6 p.m., the organization held its Black History Program at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Jane Thomas, president; Essie R. Holland, vice president; Rejoice Thomas, treasurer; and Patrola Fontenot, secretary.
The organization thanks everyone that took time out of their busy schedules to attend and make this program a success.