Submitted by Helen Ladson

The St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition recently celebrated its 18th anniversary with members and friends at Marsh’s Edge on St. Simons Island.

Patricia Deveau was the evening’s honoree. Pictured on the front row are Bernice Myers, from left, Berthenia Gibson, Ruthie Cobb, Patricia Deveau, Odessa Rooks, Carolyn Whitfield, Lorene Blue and Judith Stevens.

On the second row are Ruby Jackson, from left, Georgia Golden, Elisia Rooks, Emory Rooks, Aidine Kiernan, Amy Roberts, Natalie Dixon and Mildred Green.

On the back row are Kevin Kiernan, from left, Dannie Davis and Helen Ladson.

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