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January 19, 2003|By Sloane Brown

Fullwood Foundation

Cheery shades of red were everywhere at the "15th Annual Fullwood Foundation Benefit and Recognition Breakfast." The Martin's West ballroom was decked out in red, black and white -- as were the more than 40 people being honored for their community service. They each wore a dazzling medal around their necks with ribbons in the same three colors. Fullwood Foundation volunteers, who helped the 1,800 guests find their seats, were dressed in crimson.

Obviously, many of the guests knew red, in particular, was the color of the hour. There were many more red outfits in the room than the one foundation co-founder Elnora Fullwood wore. It all just reinforced the energy of the event, which raised around $200,000 for the foundation's various community programs.

When the morning's festivities got under way, many of the speakers praised foundation co-founder Harlow Fullwood Jr. He was unable to attend the party, having been hospitalized for complications of diabetes.

Among those feting the Fullwood Foundation: Paquita Fullwood-Stokes, Fullwood Foundation board member; Richard I. McKinney, Marie J. Washington, J. Michael Riley, Angela Alexander, Hilda Brown, Anne S. Ferro, Dr. E. Fran Johnson, Cartilla Herbert, Kay Henson, the Rev. Lewis Keene, William Lambert, Esther A. Roberts, Pete Pompey, Joyce Warren, and Pfc. Earnest L. Sasser, event honorees; Brock Abernathy, WNUV-TV Channel 54 account executive; Adrian Johnson, Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore vice president / treasurer; Cheryl Watson, Quest Diagnostics cytotechnologist; Kecia Addison, Baltimore Public School System program evaluator; Clayton Stansbury, retired Morgan State University professor; Jamie Costello, WMAR-TV morning show host; Bruce Shifflett, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration regional director; Carla McIntosh, FBI recruiter; Ronald McCallum, Smithsonian Institution human services specialist; Rev. Lorenzo Long, Central Baptist Church pastor; Charles Fuller, Columbia attorney; Maceo Hallmon, East Baltimore Youth and Family Services director; Iris Jones, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield director; and Dwight Thomas, Baltimore police detective.

Women in Film and Video of Maryland

The sound stage at Flite 3 Studios was buzzing with, well, buzz. Buzz about what new movie projects might be coming to Maryland and what jobs might be available in those films. After all, this was an official networking event put on by Women in Film and Video of Maryland to help those in the local film and video industry, and those who want to be.

Some 80 folks noshed on sandwiches and exchanged leads as they awaited the evening's guest speaker, Susan Hadary, producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary King Gimp.

Among those gathered: Becky Holzman, Women in Film and Video of Maryland board president; Leanna Chamish and Carol Davis, board members; Ty Ford, Ty Ford Audio / Technique president; Jack Gerbes, Maryland Film Office director; Mike Styer, Baltimore actor; Jay Chapin, DreamStar Video Produc-tions; James Waltz, Baltimore actor; Jamie Crausman, free-lance video editor; Christine Merrill, Baltimore-based dog portrait painter; Micheline Birger, free-lance comedy script writer; Eleanor Herman, Alexandria, Va., author; Koli Tengella, Baltimore actor and comedian; Sandy Powers, Naval Academy figure-skating teacher; Berle Cherney, Kensington-based director of photography of motion control; Gerry Paradiso, Baltimore actor; Gayle Economos, GVE Media / Public Relations president; Denise Beale, free-lance production coordinator; Steve Yeager, Baltimore filmmaker; Craig Herron, Baltimore animator / director / producer; and Romanita Gaddy, Baltimore-based production assistant.

The event raised $1,000 for the WIFV Scholarship Fund.

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