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Articles About Central Chapel A.M.E. Church

  • Juneteenth in Yellow Springs — A tribute to emancipation

    The first of the two Juneteenth celebrations will be held Saturday, June 15, 2–5 p.m., at Mills Park Hotel. The celebration is coordinated by villager Carmen Lee through her event planning business, Yokel.

  • Abecedary by Mills Lawn first-graders inaugurates Gaunt award

    A is For "AME Church"; from the book, "Wheeling Gaunt’s ABCs"

    For those who don’t know much about the life of Wheeling Gaunt, the Yellow Springs man who bought his own freedom from slavery and for whom Gaunt Park is named, there’s a handy resource out there — and it was written by Mills Lawn’s 2017–18 first-grade class.

  • Cold march, warm hearts

    A panorama view of the Bryan Center during the 2018 MLK Jr Celebration (Photo by Matt Minde)

    On Monday, Jan. 15, several hundred villagers honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy, Yellow Springs-style.

  • Still vibrant, still Victorettes

    Six members of the Victorettes held hands and sang at Central Chapel A.M.E. Church on Sunday, Sept. 3, capping off this year’s well-attended reunion. From left are Phyllis Jackson, Dorothy Allen, Marie Payton, Dorothy Boyce, Isabel Newman and Betty Ford. All were members of the singing and service group founded by Boyce in 1944 and active until 1946, with friendships that have lasted a lifetime. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    In the spring of 1944, a group of young African-American women came together under the leadership and musical direction of Dorothy Boyce. They called themselves “The Victorettes.”

  • Hunter-gatherers

    Ariana Robinson, left, Lucy Definis and Ashby Lyons led the charge up Gaunt Park Hill on Saturday, during the annual village Easter egg hunt. (Photos by Diane Chiddister)

    The 2017 Central Chapel AME Church’s annual Gaunt Park Easter Egg Hunt took place last Saturday, April 15.

  • Egg scramble

    About 60 children took part in last Saturday’s annual Easter egg hunt at the Gaunt Park hill. It was a perfect spring day as kids sprinted up the hill, searching for goodies in the grass. (Photos by Diane Chiddister)

    About 60 children took part in last Saturday’s annual Easter egg hunt at the Gaunt Park hill, sponsored by the Central Chapel AME Church.

  • Listen for stories of freedom

    While the American Civil War continued to rage unabated, President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”