Benefit concert to be held for singer Carolyn Walker
by Marva Hawkins, The Voice
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Danyiel Cambridge (above) will hold a book signing Saturday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sanford’s Women’s Club.
Danyiel Cambridge (above) will hold a book signing Saturday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sanford’s Women’s Club.
Benefit Concert for Sanford singer, Carolyn Walker.

The First Shiloh Baptist Church Mass Choir, the PUSH Community Choir, Holy Exalted Ensemble, the Sanford Singers have combined into a mass choir and will present a benefit concert for Mrs. Carolyn Humphries Walker on Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., at First Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 700 Elm Ave., Sanford, Dr. Harry D. Rucker, Pastor.

Special guest for this evening of praise and worship will be Sanford native, Minister Marlowe Smith, national recording artist and Minister of Music at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Jacksonville, FL; Rev. Marvin C. Zanders, Pastor.

Carolyn Walker is a well-known singer in our community and we want to honor her with this benefit program. You are invited to come and lend your support and encouragement to Carolyn.

• Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 1701 S. Bell Ave., will hold their annual 100 Women in White Fellowship Service, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., with the theme, “Women of Faith, Believe God Can Do Anything, For With God Nothing Shall be Impossible”, taken from Luke 1:37. The community is invited. Rev. Otis C. Raines, Pastor.

• Book Signing by Danyiel Cambridge, (pen name, Danyiel-Nicole). Her book is entitled, “What She Wants”, and tells the story of a young lady, Alicia Barfield, who, despite losing her parents in an horrific plane crash, is living the American dream.

She has a successful career, a happy marriage and a beautiful friendship; the only thing missing, according to her husband David, is a child. Her life is turned inside out when she is diagnosed with infertility issues and was offered a promotion as CEO of the newest division of her company all in the same day.

You are invited to the book signing and release party on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sanford Women’s Club. Soft-back copies of the book can be purchased for $15.00 at Jackie’s Bail Bonds; and online at Digital copies can be purchased for $5.99 at,, and

Ms. Cambridge was born in Lake Monroe and raised by her grandmother, the late Emmaline Geter Brown and her grandfather, John Brown. Her favorite subjects in school were math and science. She developed a passion for reading books and writing poetry at an early age; a trait some say she inherited from her mother, MiKita Brown. She is a 1999 graduate of Seminole High School.

Congratulations and best wishes to Danyiel Cambridge.

• Seminole County Expo and Youth Fair Sponsors Youth Bowling Tournament. Get your team together or come on your own. The Expo and Youth Fair Bowling Tournament will be held at Airport Lanes, 190 E. Airport Blvd. in Sanford, Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for the best game, best team score, and for fun, the lowest score. The tournament is open to youths, ages 18 and under. Registration starts at 12 noon; the cost is $25 per person or $100 for a 5-member team. Early registration cost $20 per person.

Festivities include a silent auction for a handmade bowling ball bag and drawings. All proceeds will benefit the Youth Fair to be held in January 2014. Sponsorships are available for businesses and organizations who wish to advertise in Seminole Happenings.

For information about sponsorships or to register early for the tournament, contact Elaine Wilson, 407-221-1131 or e-mail

• Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 4561 Douglas Street, Lake Monroe, will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m.

Rev. Matthew Jackson of Clearwater Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest messenger. Everyone is invited to come out and have a joyous time in the Lord.

Program Coordinators are Deacon Clarence Troutman (407-323-6373) and Bro. Charlie Morgan (407-547-7912); Dr. Elias G. Caffey, Pastor.

• Divine Temple of God, 1006 W. 6th St., invites the community to their Re-dedication Celebration, Sunday Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. Pastor Ronald A. Critton, Senior Pastor of Beth TeHillah Ministries of Sanford, will be the guest speaker.

You are invited to worship and fellowship with them on this very special day. Cynthia P. Tillman, Chairlady; Elder Gradey Roberson, Shepherd

• “Crowns,” a stage play written by Regina Taylor, adapted from the book of Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, will be presented at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201-203 S. Magnolia Avenue, Sanford.

It’s all about fabulous hats and show-stopping music, as a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young Black woman who has come down south to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn, NY.

The production staff is as follows: Carla Lester, Director; Brenda J. Davis, Executive Producer; Steve Nelson, Producer; Kathy Grimes, Assistant Producer; and Maurice Terrell, Musical Director.

Performance dates are: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7 and 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 8 and 15, at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the Box Office at 407-321-8111 or online @

Ticket prices range from $20-$27. Religious groups of 20 or more may purchase group rate tickets for $15 per person; all group rate tickets must be purchased at the same time. Other discount prices are available: seniors, ages 60 and above will receive 10 percent off their ticket price; youths up to ages 16 will receive 25 percent off their ticket price; senior and youth discounts can only be applied if tickets are purchased via the Box Office.

Some of the characters are Wanda; Jeanette; Thelma is Miss Hattitude; Yolanda is the youngest; Mother Shaw is the grandmother; and Mabel is the minister’s wife who confesses she owns about 200 hats. The man is the Spirit of the crossroads, a vital part of the women’s history and he appears throughout the play. Tickets are still available for all performances.

• The annual Unity in the Community Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast, will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m., at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 813 Pine Ave., Sanford, hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Steering Committee of Sanford.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Erica Pooler, Author of “The Cards of Life”. Ticket donation: $10. For information and tickets, contact members of the MLK, Jr., Steering Committee.

• The Church of God of Prophecy, 700 E. 9th St., Sanford, will hold a can goods give-away, Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. until all of the can goods are gone.

Bishop Harold Daniels, pastor.