Colgate Dental Health Fair

October 15, 2014
Contact: Rosella Jones
Phone: 704-534-3825
Colgate Dental Health Fair
Sponsored by the
Crown Jewels (NC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Charlotte, NC – On Saturday, November 1, 2014 the Crown Jewels (NC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host a Colgate Dental Health Fair from 9am – 1pm at Thomasboro Academy, 538 Bradford, Dr. Charlotte NC. The fair is free and open to the public. There will be free dental screenings for children between the ages of 1 and 12, food, DJ, fun, prizes and much more.
According to the Office of the Surgeon General more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental related conditions. The Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Incorporated has partnered with Colgate to bring the dental van to Charlotte to provide accessible dental screens to children who may not otherwise have access to dental care. The Colgate “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures” dental vans are equipped to screen for common oral health conditions. Free dental screenings will be provided in the Colgate “Bright Smiles Bright Futures” dental van. A parent or guardian must accompany the child in order to receive a dental screening.

About the Crown Jewels (NC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Founded in 1946, The Links, Incorporated is an international organization of over 12,000 civic-minded women who are committed to friendship and service. The Crown Jewels (NC) Chapter, a local chapter of friends linked to change lives and serve others in their community, was founded in 1993. The members live in Mecklenburg County and in the metro Charlotte area of North Carolina.

For more information, please visit, contact Rosella Jones or follow us on FACEBOOK –“Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links Incorporated”


Media Contact:  Lyn Coaldwell                                                        
Crown Jewels Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
Post Office Box 37027 Charlotte, NC 28237 •   

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE AT THOMASBORO ACADEMY   Charlotte, NC - The Charlotte Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Incorporated recently held a Links Get Out The Vote - Voter Registration Drive at Thomasboro Academy.

As part of its National Trends and Services program, the Chapter has formed a partnership with the Thomasboro community. Plans include several school and community service projects.   

During the Voter Registration Drive, participants registered to vote, and were informed about their voting rights, absentee ballot cut-off dates, one stop voting, early voting dates and locations. The Chapter will conduct a Kids Voting/Generation Nation Voting project on November 6th at Thomasboro Academy (precinct #40). FREE juice, coffee, and doughnuts will be given to the first 100 voters. Later, a FREE Pizza Party will be held for the class at Thomasboro Academy that collects the most "I Voted" stickers.   

Chapter members show support for the Links Get Out The Vote Drive by wearing the Chapter's "Green Heart - Love Your Right To Vote” pin. The following members participated in the Voter Registration Drive: Felicia Hall Allen, Beverly Spainhour, Cheryl Sledge, Doris Burns, Elizabeth Thomas-Hollier, Freda Belton, Joan Higginbotham-Mitchell, Karen Eady-Williams, Katrina Young, Lyn Coaldwell, Marilyn Baldwin Richards, Mary Foxx Johnson, Pat Adair, Rosella Jones, Rosemary Jackson, Ruth Greene, Sharon Matthews, and Wanda Reeves. Connecting Links Harden Richards and Warren Hollier also assisted with the Drive.  

Felicia Hall Allen is President of The Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, and Marilyn Baldwin Richards is Chair of its National Trends and Services Facet.  Jan McIver is Principal of Thomasboro Academy and VeVeca Torrence is President of the Thomasboro Neighborhood Association. 

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Crown Jewels Chapter of Links, Inc. recently awarded $11,000 in scholarships to deserving college and high school students. There were six recipients from Charlotte-Mecklenbur

Cindy D. Lazo and Jessica Nicole Simpson students at the Performance Learning Center were recipients of two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. Lazo will be attending North Carolina A&T State University and Simpson will be attending UNC-Charlotte. The Crown Jewels Chapters implements a Career Coaching Program and mentorship program at the school. Other CMS recipients are: Arcena Todd (Phillip O. Berry) who will be attending Pfeiffer University, Gevaodia A. Stanley (West Mecklenburg) who will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill, Rachel Alessandra Newsome (North Mecklenburg) and Briana Grace Johnson (Vance) who will both be attending Hampton University.

In order to qualify for the Crown Jewels Chapter scholarship, students must be graduating high school seniors of African American descent that have been accepted as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary institution vocational or technical program.

Submitted by Tony


Charlotte, NC - The Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links, Inc. received a grant from the Foundation of the Carolinas to implement a Career Coaching Program at the Performance Learning Center (PLC) – a non-traditional high school in the Charlotte Mecklenburg school district providing 110 students a second chance. Biweekly, the Links and our Connecting Links deliver program curricula teaching life-skills to students that experienced challenges in traditional school-settings. The curriculum, which includes topics such as self-awareness - using the Myers Briggs Personality Profile Test, decision-making, and career-choices expose students to higher-level thinking to encourage healthy decisions. 

The program began last January with 14 at-risk girls and has expanded to 25 students including girls and boys. “We saw a noticeable difference in the disposition in the young ladies that participate in this program last year” said PLC Principal Sherry Sigmon.

Recently members of the International Trends Facets provided students with airport and Passport information and hosted a game of Travel Jeopardy on countries including South Africa, Egypt, and Jamaica. An international tour center area created with flags and memorabilia along with food-tasting stations allowed students to become engaged and knowledgeable of international travel. An upcoming session will feature career choices with a panel discussion

Submitted by Tony