“Club News” column for Aug. 6, 2013

Photo provided by RENEE WOODS -- Alpha Kappa Alpha -- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Nu Gamma Omega chapter delivered fans to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for the senior citizens on July 23. Shown are, from left, Isaiah Edah-Dike, Frankie Polland, Stella Jackson, Eula Smith, Cynthia Godfrey, Daraka Miles, Leslie Brown Vincent and Alvin Cavalier.
Photo provided by RENEE WOODS -- Alpha Kappa Alpha -- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Nu Gamma Omega chapter delivered fans to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for the senior citizens on July 23. Shown are, from left, Isaiah Edah-Dike, Frankie Polland, Stella Jackson, Eula Smith, Cynthia Godfrey, Daraka Miles, Leslie Brown Vincent and Alvin Cavalier.

Sign language group celebrates third year

Communicating Thru Sign celebrated its third year of teaching sign language classes in Baton Rouge on July 20. Founded by Carol Taylor-Elam, CTS was established to spread awareness about deaf culture and sign language and to bridge the communication gap between the deaf and hearing communities.

CTS is offering free basic sign language classes every other Saturday from Aug. 10 through Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the East Baton Rouge Parish Carver Branch Library. To register, email info@communicatingthrusign.com or communicatingthrusign@gmail.com.

Plans are under way for the CTS 2014 “Praises on the Runway” summer fashion show. For information about CTS, visit communicatingthrusign.com.

Compiled by George Morris

Advocate staff writer

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