Key Women celebrate history, scholarship

Published 4:37 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2015

 From Key Women of America

Key Women of America, Inc. held their 19th annual Scholarship Banquet on March 14 at Temple of Jesus Christ James Woolard Fellowship Hall.

Key Women Washington Branch was organized 20 years ago on Dec. 3, 1994. Their mission is “Investment in Children and Community.” This year we were blessed and honored to recognize two women who have been instrumental to the organization and the community; Dr. F. Susan Murrell was recognized for her leadership as the second president of the Washington Branch; Leesa Bailey Jones was recognized for her community service in bringing awareness to the African American History of Washington. Mrs. Jones was very instrumental in Washington being on the National Parks Registry as part of the Underground Railroad. Leesa, through her online website “I’m From Washington and Nobody Told Me This,” has gained local, state and national recognition for sharing unknown facts and history of the contributions African Americans have made in the Washington and surrounding areas of Beaufort County.

Key Women annual scholarship banquet provides a scholarship to a high-school student each year. This is the primary fundraiser of Key Women. We will be venturing on something new this year where we will be sponsoring a Father/Daughter Dance on April 18, for young girls ages 5-18. This event will be held at The B’Venue on Griffins Beach Road. Applications can be picked up at the Boys & Girls Club.