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 Charmettes Assisted Rep. Hart With Drive-Thru Food Give Away
 Organization ends year on positive note.
The Charmettes, Inc., Hillsborough County Chapter, was among the Co-Sponsors of the East Tampa Business And Civic Association’s Drive- Thru Food Giveaway. The event was held just before Thanksgiving at Mt. Zion M. B. Church, 2511 East Colum- bus Drive.
In addition to making a monetary donation, chapter members assisted with preparing and distributing 750 hot Thanksgiving dinner carryout plates, as well as 500 turkeys and food boxes.
According to State Repre- sentative Dianne Hart, Di- rector of ETBACA, this is the 15th year the association has sponsored this event. Usually, the association’s team along with volunteers prepares and serves a sit-down, complete
Charmettes Delores Williams, Janice London, Mona Newsome, Aretha Smith, Juanita Cannon, Cynthia Brooks, Corlis McIntyre and Luvator Nelson preparing meals for distribution.
Others who assisted but are not shown: State Representative Di- anne Hart, and City Councilman Orlando Gudes.
Charmettes Mona Newsome, Juanita Cannon, and Arethea Smith.
     Thanksgiving dinner to over 500 guests in the church’s dining room. Because of COVID-19, the team decided to follow CDC’s guidelines, and pass the food out to recip- ients while driving through
and remaining in their vehi- cles.
The Charmettes were hon- ored to be a part of this year’s give away, in such a well- needed community project. The Charmettes’ mission is to
help those within their various communities who are less for- tunate than others, through advocacy, education, health, and community services.
Charmette Delores Williams was Project Com-
mittee Chairman, Juanita Cannon, Co-Chairman, Betty Kinsey, Corlis McIn- tyre, Cynthia Brooks, Faye Hatcher, Anitris Burns, members. Janice S. London is Chapter President.

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