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Tiarra D. Ceaser Gold Award Service Project

Intergenerational Day at New Mount Moriah a hit

Tiarra Ceaser, a 16-year-old senior at Calumet Christian School in Griffith, Indiana is an ambassador level girl scout with troop 30029 under the supervision of Ms. Willie Bolden.

As an ambassador girl scout, she is pursuing her Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest award a girl scout can achieve. To receive this award, Caeser needed to complete 80 hours towards a community service project.

She recently conceived a project that dealt with bridging the gap between five generations in our communities and our churches. Ceaser planned an intergenerational extravaganza day, held at New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church on September 28.

Five generations attended this event that included youth, teens, young adults, mature adults and seniors. Gary Councilwoman Mary Brown, City Clerk Suzette Raggs, Reverend and Mrs. W. N. Reed were present.

She had additional support from the Gary Branch of the NAACP, Marram Health Center, Oak Street Health Center and the Gary Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

The event had a carnival theme, inspired by Mrs. Marie Conerly, with plenty of food and games such as bingo, Uno cards, and arts and crafts for all ages. An estimated 150 guests participated.

The event presented an opportunity for all generations to interact with one another, as well as to learn something.

It was Caeser’s intention to make a small impact on bridging the huge gap between multi-generations. From all accounts she succeeded. The event was so well received that guests wanted to know when there would be another generational day.

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