Houston Forward Times

16 April 2014 Written by  Forward Times Staff

2014 Audrey H. Lawson Impact Awards Luncheon and Fashion Show

The Women’s Guild of Wheeler Avenue Inner City Visions, Inc. celebrated 51 years of service to the Houston community at the Audrey H. Lawson IMPACT Awards Luncheon & Fashion Show held this past Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Houston Hotel

Ms. LaTricia Williams, served as event chair of the luncheon/fashion show, along with Mrs. Tarita Davis and Dr. Polly Sparks Turner, event co-chairs. Mistress of Ceremonies was ABC-13 news anchor, Ms. Melanie Lawson. The theme for this year’s event was Changing the World Through Beauty, Family and Style. Special musical guests included gospel recording artist, Ms. Kathy Taylor and Miss Gerra Gistand.

This year’s Honorees were: Dr. Sherilyn Gordon Boroughs; Ms. Vernita Harris; Mrs. Bettye Gregg-Hollins; Mrs. Paula Johnson-Ealy; Mrs. Tia Locke-Simmons; Ms. Jacqueline Pope; and Ms. Marianne Walker.

The Women’s Guild is currently led by Mrs. Irene Allen, president. Wheeler Avenue Inner City Visions, Inc. is managed by a board of directors and Mr. Preston Allen, executive director. Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church is under the leadership of Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, senior pastor, Rev. Alexander E.M. Johnson, associate pastor for worship & ministry and Rev. William "Bill" A. Lawson, founding pastor emeritus.