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Unity’s Heart to Heart gala draws large crowd

Left: Teresa Romzick. Right: Charlie Perez. (photos submitted)

Left: Teresa Romzick. Right: Charlie Perez. (photos submitted)

The Heart to Heart Gala was recently held at the Cobb Family Life Center and enjoyed by more than 200 guests.

This event was designed to educate, inform, inspire and entertain. The keynote speaker, Teresa Romzick, spoke on some of the risk factors of heart disease, particularly in women and touched on a new syndrome called broken heart syndrome. She also talked about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart. Rev. Rob Roy Staley, pastor of the Zion Grove A.M.E Zion Church, spoke briefly on the heart, spiritually.

A delicious and healthy meal, which consisted of baked chicken, mixed vegetables, green beans, garlic potatoes, salad and an array of fruit-based desserts, was prepared and served by Kelly 14 Creations Caterers of Forest City, N.C.

Entertainment for the evening was live music by saxophonist Raymond Hunt who serenaded the ladies with an instrumental of “You are so Beautiful To Me,” which was one of the highlights of the evening. The electrifying voice of Renee Gray wooed the crowd with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s, “I Will Always Love You,” and received a standing ovation for her performance. Charlie Perez, a senior at East Rutherford High, wrote and recited a poem, entitled, “The Heart.”