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City of Richmond to Honor East End Richmond Residents with Commemorative Street Signs Aug 10th

08/09/2018 6:00 AM by

See first announcement on CHPN here

Celebrating Our Heritage
The 7th District Honorary Street Signs Unveiling Ceremonies
August 10, 2018
Please join us at the Honorees Reception at the Sarah Garland Jones Center 2600 Nine Mile at 3:30PM

Honoring:
Percy & Angie Strickland
Mary Thompson
Willie Andrews
Carl Otto
Spencer
Jones
Earl Robinson
Mary Lou Decossaux

The Unveiling Ceremony details
Carl Otto-The Corner of Williamsburg Road & Stoney Run at 9:30AM

Spencer Jones & Earl Robinson –The Corners of Williamsburg Avenue & Fulton Street/Goddin Street at 10:15AM

Mary Lou Decossaux -The Corner of Williamsburg Road & Salem Street at 11:00AM
Please join us at the Honorees Reception at the Neighborhood Resource Center-1519 Williamsburg Rd at 11:30AM

Percy & Angie Strickland-The Corner of North 31 Street and N Street at 2:00PM

Mary Thompson -The Corner of North 22nd Street & Q Street at 2:30PM

Willie Andrews -The Corner of North 23 Rd and County Road at 3:00PM

From NRC Fulton

The city is honoring eight East End Richmond residents with commemorative street signs. The founder of The Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton, Mary Lou Decossaux, is among them. A sign will be installed at the corner of Williamsburg Road and Salem Street (NRC Corner) on Friday, August 10th at 11:00AM.

A reception will be held at the Neighborhood Resource Center at 1519 Williamsburg Road from 11:30AM to 12:45PM, August 10th.

Mary Lou Decossaux helped rescue the neighborhood from poverty and crime in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, by creating an educational and nutrition center that is still a crucial asset in the community today. The Neighborhood Resource Center opened to the public in January 2005. She started with GED classes as they raised money to buy the building. Her team founded a Montessori preschool which has been spun-off, and now the Center offers an after-school and summer camp program, serves hundreds of meals, has a food bank, natural gardens, a financial opportunity center, and offers social work case management.

“With her energy and smarts, Mary Lou helped turn this neighborhood around. And a big part of that was founding this center,” says Cheryl Groce-Wright, Executive Director.

NRC Fulton is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational, cultural and nutrition center in Richmond, Virginia’s east end. Since 2005, the NRC has been a beacon of light for Fulton, offering programs and services that support individual, family and community capacity. We build relationships, share resources, and develop skills to enhance lives in Greater Fulton through our Core Programs: Education, Financial Opportunity Center, Nutrition, and Community Outreach.

Read more about Mary Lou Decossaux here.

 


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