Stories tagged with: LIesta Walker

June 14, 2014 - 4:40pm
9 weeks 4 days ago

Several community members turned out to Bryan's Place in Zanesville Saturday to honor the life of Nelson T. Gant.

The 12th annual birthday celebration included brunch, a 50 - 50 raffle, silent auction, and a dance performance. While the main purpose of the event was to raise money for the Gant Foundation, there was another important reason for the gathering as well.

"It's also to remember the legacy of Nelson Gant who was a former slave, born into slavery,...

February 12, 2014 - 6:43pm
27 weeks 1 day ago

The 14th Annual Lincoln Luncheon commemorated the birthday's of President Abraham Lincoln and the late Dr. Harley Flack, a Zanesville native who was the fourth president of Wright State University. The luncheon, which was held at the Zanesville Country Club, also served as a fundraiser for the PURE Center. President of the PURE Center, Liesta Walker, called the luncheon a "true community event."

"If you're not here this year, we truly hope to see you next year...

February 15, 2013 - 6:50pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

The Lincoln Luncheon brought out many members of the community for its thirteenth year.

The luncheon was held at Zane State/Ohio University Zanesville Campus Center. The annual event acts as a fundraiser for the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center.

"This is really the only fundraiser we have and it facilitates quite a few things keeping the building open and our memberships to other venues and it's a wonderful thing for the community, we get everybody involved,...

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