Berthenia was 7days old when on November 13, 1907, Paul
Cornu flew the first helicopter. It flew for only twenty seconds and got five
feet up in the air. Today Berthenia
Garnett is 100 years old. Born in Willington SC,
November 6, 1907 she later relocated to McCormick where she met the late
William Garnett and married December 19, 1928.
Mrs. Garnett has 5 children, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren
& 1 great-great grandchild.
Shes is a member of the Jamaica Square Improvement League,
and has been a memberEmanuel Baptist
Church since 1941. She was a very active member of the Deaconess
Board, Missionary Circle,
as well as the Choir until her health declined.
Elmont Online Congratulates
Mrs Garnette. She represents the dignity
resilience, longevity and long suffering of a people.
"Highlights of Sept. School Board Meeting" which ran above the fold on page 1 of the September 28, 2007 Elmont Herald is indicative of what is wrong with the public discussion of Public Education in our community. For some in Elmont, Public Education is an after thought.
Since the July 3, 2007 Reorganization Meeting of the Elmont School Board, the Elmont Herald and some of its supporters have focused their collective energy on one issue - the board's decision not to include it as an official paper of the District.