Brown’s Creek AME Zion Church held its annual Black History Program on Sunday, Feb. 2. Several members of the community received distinguished service awards for their outstanding service and contributions to the community. Pictured from left are Wendell Newton, owner F. W. Newton and Son Mortuary; Roland T. McKoy, headmaster of Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy; Minnie Price, trustee of the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy; Lynda Johnson, owner of Johnson’s Funeral Services; Col. Carl Lloyd Jr, commandant of cadets of Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy. Not pictured is the Rev. Florence S. Brown presiding elder of Clarkton District AME Zion Church. Her husband Archie Brown received her award on her behalf. Standing in black row is the Rev. Joyce A. McLaughlin, pastor of Brown’s Creek AME Zion Church.