Board of Directors President Jane Hovington and Gov. John Carney chat before the ceremonies begin at the Richard Allen Coalition Gala.
Gov. John Carney and Diaz Bonville discuss the Richard Allen Coalition.
Estelle Parker-Selby, left, Ruth Briggs-King, R-Georgetown, and J. Cagney France chat during the Richard Allen Coalition Gala.
Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Masons of Delaware were in attendance showing support for the Richard Allen Coalition.
Past Master Freddie Williams
Past Master John E. Williams
Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Nathaniel Earl Williams
Past Master William Duffy (rear)
Right Worshipful Grand Senior Warden Everett Lewis Jr.
Bro. Ralph Harmon (rear)
Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master Isacce Morris
Right Worshipful Grand Secretary Kelvin L. Harmon (rear)
Most Worshipful Grand Master Frederick A. Duffy
Most Worshipful Past Grand Master James R. Fitzgerald Jr. (rear)
Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Solomon Henry
Right Worshipful Grand Junior Warden Arlington C. Bey (rear)
Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Franklin S. Chandler Sr.
Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth, left, Rehoboth Beach Commisioner Kathy McGuiness and Estelle Parker-Selby pose for a photo before the evening begins.
Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf joins Board of Directors President Jane Hovington during the Richard Allen Coalition Gala.
Master of Ceremonies Diaz Bonville welcomes Gov. John Carney to the event.
Jocelyn and Jeremiah Abbott follow along in a song during dinner.
Board members Ptery Iris, left and Harry Crapper join each other in a song called “There is a Balm in Gilead.”
Bishop Roland Mifflin from Power and Love Outreach Ministry in Dagsboro holds up a copy of "From Crossroads to County Seat” from the Georgetown Historical Society. Mifflin said: "This book shares some of the things we used to go through; they used to have a whipping post in Georgetown; they hanged people in Georgetown; these are the things we were part of. We couldn't go and sit down like everybody else, but because of a grand family, we were told a good name is better than riches." He talked about the community that surrounded all the children who attended the school.
Buffalo Soldiers M/C club attended the gala in support of the Richard Allen Coalition.
Christie Taylor, left, and Stephanie Shelton perform musical selections during the gala.
Richard Allen School Alumni were honored with commendations from the House of Representatives signed by Ruth Briggs-King. Shown seated (l-r) are Marian Abbott Thomas, Eunice Richardson, Clara Ingram, Marie Melvin, Evelyn Ingram and Alva Bell. In back are Vivian Burton accepting the commendation for her mother, Frances Phillips, the Rev. Eugene Abbott, Diaz Bonville, Harry Crapper, Solomon Henry, and Jane Hovington, board president.