Hearts of Love Recognition Affair

MARYLAND SCENE

February 21, 1999|By Claudette Arons

Aunt Hattie's Place Inc. is a Baltimore home for young boys in foster care. Eight of those "SuperKids," as they are called, entertained, enlightened and impressed those attending the organization's second annual Hearts of Love Recognition Affair at the Forum.

The honorees -- "aunts and uncles" who give their time, effort and money to help these youngsters -- included Harlow Fullwood, president of the Fullwood Foundation; Dr. Gretta Burnett, the "first lady" of Coppin State College; Stephen Neal, a vice president of Giant Food Inc.; Jacqueline Truesdel, a manager for BGE; and the Rev. Anthony Dorsey.

Serving as hosts were Sarsfield Williams Jr., program director of Aunt Hattie's Place, and Cheryl Washington, AHP's executive director and daughter of Dr. Hattie Washington, AHP's president and founder.

Washington, who says the role of her organization is to create winners of the young men who come to the home, was beaming as one of her "kids" presented a $3,000 check to Dr. Calvin Burnett, president of Coppin State College, to establish the AHP Endowment Scholarship Fund at the school.

Also attending the event were Sandi and Alex Doyle, Stephanie Rawlings, Esperance and Wendell Sutton Jr., Essie and Wendell Sutton Sr. and Eunice Carroll-Miles.

It was a joy to see jazz vocalist/composer Brenda Alford, who started her career in Baltimore, performing at the party.

Pub Date: 02/21/99

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