Luncheon to honor 5 for community contributions

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Cherri Branson, a Jefferson County native who serves as the chief counsel for oversight for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Homeland Security committee, is set to be the guest speaker here Saturday at a luncheon honoring five Panhandle leaders.

Teresa Holmes-Lindsey, executive director of Full ‘Steem Ahead Career/Community/Life Coaching, is organizing the event, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Shepherdstown Fire Hall at 8052 Martinsburg Pike in Shepherdstown.

The luncheon is open to the public; tickets cost $15 and include lunch as well as wrapup dessert social hour with the honorees.

Cherri Branson

Cherri Branson

In addition to remarks from Branson, who holds a law degree from Emory University, the luncheon also will include performances by the Shepherdstown Middle School cheerleaders and students from the Harpers Ferry Job Corps.

Community leaders to be recognized Saturday: Dennis Barron, an executive with Jefferson Security Bank who serves as treasurer for Shepherdstown Fire Hall; William “Coach” Osbourn, who served Shepherdstown middle and high school students for decades; Rosabell Roman of the Martin Luther King Scholarship Foundation; Debera Spates of Forgotten Children Ministries of Jefferson County; and Faustina Washington of the Berkeley County Homework Club.

To reserve tickets or get more information, call Holmes-Lindsey at 304-886-8777.

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