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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mapp honored as first Barbadian-American mayor


Mayor-elect Adrian Mapp receives a congratulatory plaque
from BACONJ president Miguel Edghill.
 
Plainfield Mayor-elect Adrian O. Mapp was honored Saturday evening as the nation's first Barbadian-American mayor.

The recognition came as part of the Barbadian-American Charitable Organization of New Jersey's annual dinner dance at L'Affaire.

Hundreds of Barbadian-Americans and their friends gathered to dine and dance as well as celebrate the 47th anniversary of Barbadian independence and honor several of its members, including our Mayor-elect and his wife Amelia.

Master of Ceremonies Miguel Edghill detailed some of the charitable activities of the organization, which include scholarship support and disaster assistnce.

The Rev'd Canon Leroy Lyons, recently retired rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Plainfield, gave the invocation.

To learn more about the island nation of Barbados, see the official government website (here) and the Wikipedia article (here). Once part of the thriving sugar-producing islands, Barbados is now a major tourist destination.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Morning.
Just wanted to bring a little positivity to light:

Finally The Plainfield Pop Warner Lady Cardinals have WON their spot at National Pop Warner's Cheer CHAMPIONSHIPS at Walt Disney, Florida!!!! This is the first time that a Plainfield Pop Warner cheer team has ever advanced this far! These girls worked extremely hard to achieve the Eastern Region 1st place Champion title, and will work even harder to achieve the National Pop Warner Champion title. We want to go and represent Plainfield Pop Warner,& the City of Plainfield as a whole, however we are faced with a financial issue. In order to participate we need approximately $600 PER CHEERLEADER (includes transportation & Hotel Stay), and with 50 cheerleaders, the trip is going to cost every bit of $30,000!!!! But with the help of our city and more we can do it...So let's go SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT!!!!!

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Thanks!!

Annette Brent said...

I had no idea! What an amazing and honorable accomplishment for our future mayor. Congratulations! I am proud of you. Many continued blessings to you and your wife!