LAKE CITY REPORTER OF TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 2018
Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt (from left), Lisa Lofton, Regional Director of The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida Sheryl Eddie, Kizzy Burch, and White’Springs Mayor Spencer Lofton ar shown at the 98th Annual Celebration of the 19th Amendment on Saturday.at the Melting Pot, a performing arts gallery in Lake City. Lofton and Burch were two of the six nominees for the DWCF (“Determined, Diligent Women Who Dare”) Award.
The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida held its 98th Annual Celebration. of the 19th Amendment on Saturday at the Melting Po!, a performing arts gallery in Lake City. Sheryl Eddie, Regional Director of the organization said, “the time for women to get out and get involved is now!”
Grace Nelson, spouse of Bill Nelson, attended the event with their daughter Nan, and delivered a speech urging women to find common ground and continue protecting the rights afforded to benefit women young and old of all ages.
Mayors Spencer Lofton and Stephen Witt of White Springs and Lake City, respectively,
recognized the nominees for the DWCF “Determined, Diligent Women Who Dare” Award including Lisa Lofton, Kizzy Burch, and Brenda Gipson from Hamilton County and the recipients Jennifer Jerry from Columbia County and Linda Dedge from Suwannee County.
Brittanie Powell of Lake City was the entertainer who captivated the attention of the audience with her melodious sound and Bea Coker delivered poetry written by Marianne Williamson entitled, “Our Greatest Fear.”
The 19th Amendment provided the right for women to vote.