Nearly 100 attend Glen Cove Black History Month Celebration


This year’s Black History Month Celebration, held on Feb. 24, was a big success, with nearly 100 people attending. Hosted by former Glen Cove City Councilman Rod Watson and Maureen Damar it was held at the Knights of Columbus.

The evenings special guest Retired Detective Brian Simmons, was honored for his work with Alumni for Youth Inc., an organization that provides educational workshops and scholarships for Glen Cove High School African American graduates who wish to go to college.

Watson said he was proud and happy that $2,000 was raised at the event to provide for several scholarships for this year’s GCHS graduates. The organization was created in honor of Howard Davis, Sr.

–Laura Lane