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Dr. Joyce Garrett named M.C. for 4th DMV Musicians and Singers Fellowship Banquet

Dr. Joyce Garrett was  announced as Mistress of Ceremony for the 4th DMV Musicians and Singers Fellowship Banquet. Dr. Garrett led the world famous Eastern High School from 1972-2005. She is the Minister of Music of the Alfred Street Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA. and  has been recognized by Readers Digest as an American Hero in education, among many other honors. A truly prolific leader, Dr. Garrett produced choirs for the annual nationally televised programs Kennedy Center Honors and Christmas in Washington.

DMV Banquet set for June 24

The banquet takes place June 24, at the Kettering Baptist Church and will pay homage to DMV musicians and singers who have worked diligently in serving their community.  The honorees are Tynette Daniels, Gary Gillespie, Everette Williams,  Nevella Ottley,  Brandon Maclin,  Ronnette Harrison, William Hubbard, Ricky Payton,  Jimmy Russell and Christopher Suggs.

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