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Scholarship fund donates lunch to Manning officers, gift card to a local family in need

BY SHARRON HALEY
Clarendon Sun contributor
Posted 5/22/20

MANNING - The Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund thanked Manning's Public Safety Department on May 14 by providing them with lunch.

"It was done to show appreciation for their response and work during the COVID-19 pandemic," Manning Mayor Julia A. …

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Scholarship fund donates lunch to Manning officers, gift card to a local family in need

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MANNING - The Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund thanked Manning's Public Safety Department on May 14 by providing them with lunch.

"It was done to show appreciation for their response and work during the COVID-19 pandemic," Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson said. "Our officers were most appreciative by this gesture of kindness."

Nelson said the LPSF also presented a gift card to be donated to a family that has been identified as having hardships because of the pandemic.

Sandra Williams, Lorie Pearson Hodge and Beverly Davis Dingle delivered lunch on behalf of the LPSF.

The LPSF was founded to honor the late Levi Pearson, who was one of the original signers of the Briggs v. Elliott lawsuit that formed the foundation of the Brown v. Board of Education landmark lawsuit that ended public school segregation in the mid-1950s. Pearson's descendants established the fund to provide scholarships for high school seniors in Clarendon and surrounding counties.

The deadline for applying for one of the organization's scholarships is June 8, 2020. Contact Sandra Williams at (803) 565-1376 for details.

"The signers of Briggs v. Board of Education led to dramatic changes across America for desegregation of public schools," Nelson added. "I know the late Levi Pearson can be proud of his descendants. His legacy of leadership and sacrifice continues.