The Walter A. Sr. and Earnestine Lewis Myles Scholarship Committee will have their tenth annual Honor Day Saturday, August 23, at the First African Baptist Church in Alma. The event will begin at 1:15 p.m. A program has been planned and dinner will be served.
A scholarship fund in memory of Walter and Earnestine Myles has been established. During the annual program, a number of scholarships are awarded to deserving students to help them further their education. The application process is open to students throughout the area. The only requirement to apply is students must be enrolled in college or technical school.
The Myles’ were educators in Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Coffee, Long, Pierce, Ware and Wayne Counties. Each year the Honor Day event rotates to a community where the Myles’ taught.
Former employers, co-workers, students, family members and friends of the Myles’ are welcome to attend.
The event also honors secretaries, lunchroom attendants, bus drivers, counselors, principals, coaches and others who give of their service to education. Honorees this year include Deacon James Deen, Betty Deen, Betty Sykes, the Rev. Leon Lee, Cora Jones, Benita Lewis, Deacon L.J. Lee, Dorothy Baker, Sherman Hall and Hattie Ruth Cunningham.
City and county officials will also be present.
A souvenir booklet is also being prepared for the honor day program.
Donations are accepted and checks should be made payable to the W.A. and Earnestine Myles Scholarship Fund.
For more information, please call Ardrelle Myles Sutton, daughter of Walter and Earnestine Myles, at (912) 383-0639 or write to 805 E. Mitchell Street, Douglas, GA 31533.