Black History RetreatĀ held in Labadieville

Advocate staff report

The Bi-Parish Bayou Branch of the National Association of University Women held its annual Black History Retreat Feb. 16 at the New Belmont Baptist Church in Labadieville.

Members from Ascension and Assumption parishes attended the event.

Catherine Davis was the retreat chairwoman, and Catherine Scott served as mistress of service.

The speaker was Dymphna Landry, a mental health counselor with AMIKids Baton Rouge. The theme for her talk was “At the Crossroad of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.”

Dr. Debra Yarbrough, president of the Bi-Parish Branch, welcomed those attending.

Youth from Mount Triumph Baptist Church and New Belmont Baptist Church performed.

The attendees participated in “Everybody’s a Winner,” a quiz on black history conducted by Barbara Charles and Gracie England.