Five Rochester women honored for community work

Posted at: 05/11/2013 7:40 PM | Updated at: 05/11/2013 11:29 PM

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Five Rochester women were honored Saturday for giving back to the community.

The White Rose Friendship Luncheon was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Rochester Saturday afternoon.

The luncheon is sponsored every two years by the Rochester Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, which is a national service organization.

During the luncheon, the women were recognized for their contributions in things like the arts, health and human services and youth advancement.

The 2013 White Rose honorees were as follows:

  • Ruby Lockhart, for creating free dance programs for young girls at Garth Fagan Dance
  • Mollie Richards, for her efforts to educate the community about Alzheimer's disease and her support of Alzheimer's disease caregivers
  • Chrisandra Mareus, for her ongoing support of the children at the Lathan Mission Orphanage in Haiti
  • Dr. Vera Miller, for her role as a mentor to more than a dozen young ministers at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and her commitment to social justice
  • Reenah Golden, for her role in working with young people and integrating the arts in education. She has tutored young people for National Poetry Slams.

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