LCC plans Annual Jazz & Soul Food Night


TROY — February is always a special month at the Lincoln Community Center (LCC) as it celebrates Black History Month. What started as a one room schoolhouse for African American children in 1865 has now turned into a multicultural community center for all. Its rich history is something the center celebrates and honors as the LCC inspires the next generation of leaders who walk through its doors. A history timeline is proudly displayed along the wall of the new gymnasium of its facility highlighting a small portion of the history surrounding LCC.

Throughout the month, the LCC has worked to honor the past as the youth have been taught important black history in its after school program. Mrs. Loretta Phillips, a lifelong LCC patron, has been present to teach youth important lessons about African American inventors, teachers, dreamers, artists, and beyond who have contributed a variety of amazing things to society. LCC Youth also participated in a private presentation for their parents last week with youth acting out the roles of African American trailblazers in the fight for equality.

The Black History and Cultural Walk hosted by Troy Main Street was postponed until June, and the LCC is looking forward to that event. The Troy-Miami County Public Library presentation previously scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 24, has also been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

The conclusion of Black History Month events at LCC will feature the Annual Jazz & Soul Food Night this Saturday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m. Eddie Osborne will be returning this year for the entertainment of the evening. Food from the wonderful Rich Taste Catering company of Dayton will be provided for this event in lieu of the traditional carry in style meal of the past. LCC staff and board members met the Rich Taste Catering staff at the 2021 Dayton Business Journal Business of the Year Awards in November. Rich Taste Catering won the category of Minority Owned Business of the Year, and the LCC is thrilled to serve their food at this event. This event is free and open to the public.

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