Eastern Wake: Community

Top Ladies mark 10 years of service

On March 5, The Wendell Top Ladies of Distinction celebrated a decade of service to the eastern Wake Community.

The non-profit, national professional, humanitarian service organization’s major thrust is The Top Teens of America. But they have also spent the past 10 years focusing on community partnerships, community beautification, and on enhancing the status of women and the lives of senior citizens in the community.

During the celebration, Chapter Appreciation Awards were presented to each organization represented by the program’s thrusts over the past 10 years: The Zebulon House, Pretty In Pink Foundation, The Riley Hill Family Life Center, The March of Dimes and Riley Hill Baptist Church. Chapter awards were presented to Iva Holden and to the organizer and current chapter president, Marlene Fullwood.

A video showing some of the program accomplishments over the past 10 years was shown following the presentation of the Top Ladies and Top Teens. A special tribute was given by actress and film director, Angela Bassett.

The emcee for the evening was Radio 103.9 The Light Personality, Callie Douglas. There was also a memorial tribute to those who have passed away.

The Wendell Top Ladies and Top Teens pledge to continue to volunteer and serve in the coming years to make a positive impact in the eastern Wake community.