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A thanks for making play a success
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Dear Editor,


Thanks to the greater Effingham County community for your recent support of the original stage play "Tragedy at Ebenezer Creek: One More River to Cross." The cast of Kenneth Howard, Charolette Lovette Norman, Carolyn Simmons, Larry Baker, Randy Knox, Ann Kirkwood Baker, Sideeq Heard and Ritchie Anderson thoroughly enjoyed the engaged audience throughout the performance. We were all humbled by a standing ovation at the end of the performance.

This original stage play was first performed in May 2011 in Hinesville. It was always my dream to perform it in its place of origin, Effingham County. Having roots in Effingham County only enhanced my interest to introduce the story to some and to present it to others. A special treat was the attendance of Norma Jean Morgan and the members of the Historic Effingham Society. Mrs. Morgan’s greetings and historical perspective of the incident help to set the stage for the evening. Much to our delight there was also a family in attendance who were the descendants of a former slave who followed the Union Army to Savannah.

The success of this event could not have been possible without the highly appreciated sponsorship and support of Savannah Technical College. Those in attendance were greeted and oriented to the programs and opportunities readily available at the Effingham campus by Mr. Robert Solomon, Dean of Student Affairs. Ms. LaMeisha H. Kelly, Ms. Lucy M. Powell and their support team did an excellent job in marketing the event. A special thanks to Bishop Julian Jones and the Mt. Carmel Deliverance Center Church Family for the best in southern and Christian hospitality. The support staff of Andrew Williams, DeLisa Espada, Shakur Freeney and the Brentwood Media Group ensured the structure was in place for a successful production.

Thank you again for your support and the opportunity to be a part of our local history.


Donald Lovette,

Love-It Productions, Inc.