Stories tagged with: LIesta Walker

February 11, 2015 - 4:12pm
20 weeks 1 day ago

For the past 15 years the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center or PURE has gathered at the Lincoln Luncheon to celebrate the end of slavery in our country.

The luncheon helps to raise money for the PURE Center to be able to accomplish its many goals. PURE's President, Liesta Walker, said the center's goal is to educate people about the history of slavery and the role Zanesville played in it.

"It is just our way to come together and to lift up the pure center, to...

June 14, 2014 - 4:40pm
1 year 2 weeks 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
1 year 20 weeks 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
2 years 19 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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