Do you remember turning 8 years old? You were no longer treated like a baby. You had your own personality, opinions, character and interests. You pushed for what you wanted to wear, what you wanted to eat, your preference for friends and places to go. You had few worries and no money, but high energy, boundless expectations and time was on your side.
GLOSS bounced off the walls with excitement in preparation for its 8th Anniversary celebration in Georgia. Guests enjoyed a café-style event, entertainment, a delicious lunch menu, the Executive Director address, awards presentations, and the annual crowning of Miss Butterfly. The young ladies and volunteers of GLOSS fashioned their casual chic attire. The beautifully decorated tables, dimmed lighting and butterflies that hung throughout the venue presented an enchanted mood for the program.
The GLOSS young ladies opened the celebration with a stroll choreographed and led by dancing sensation Brittany Steele of ROAR (https://www.facebook.com/pages/ROAR-Group/425190447556272). The captivating vocals of Kenya “Jori” Shelton (https://twitter.com/lovejori) inspired the audience. No GLOSS event is complete without a scrumptious menu which included salads, fruit, cheeses, beverages and desserts. Cherise M. Davis, executive director, addressed the attendees with warm words of appreciation for their support and a deep passion to thwart society’s diverse efforts to distract young ladies from accepting God’s best for their lives by increasing membership in GLOSS. The dedicated efforts of the leadership team, members, parents and volunteers were acknowledged. The highlight was when Chapter Director Monique McEwen had the audience holding their breath awaiting for the special announcement. Kamiah Walker was crowned Miss Butterfly 2014-2015. This honored title is given to the young lady who has excelled throughout the year in character, community service, commitment, and recommendation by the leadership. Memories of the event were captured by Anthony Garvin Art. Event planning services Joni Barlow.
As GLOSS continues to not just grow older, but also to mature in God’s awesome assignment for them, exponential growth is expected. The impact of GLOSS will be global. The seed that was planted 8 years ago is taking on God’s image, needing to prepare young ladies from 5-25 years old to become women that receives God love, His Word and acts in obedience to it. The prayer for GLOSS is that God will send willing and able workers to serve. Who will God send? Hopefully, your heart is nudging you to become active in keeping our young ladies in their anointing.
GLOSS still Rocks!
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