Special blessing

ELIZABETHTOWN — Demetrius Wooten, a 2017 graduate of East Bladen High School and now a freshman at Elizabeth City College, was honored on a recent Sunday by Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Elizabethtown. The congregation presented Wooten with a graduation gift and had a blessing prayer led by the Rev. G.J. Blackburn.

In the photo, left to right, are Blackburn, Donald Wooten (Demetrius; father), Demetrius Wooten, Fred Tate, Helen McMillon (Demetrius’ paternal grandmother) and Julius Avant.