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Seven honored at social services Black History luncheon

The Erie County Department of Social Services recognized seven people during its 19th annual Black History luncheon celebration on Friday.

The honorees are: Lashawn Chinn, Elaine P. Paige Award; Obioma Oparah, Ronald V. Jones, Uncrowned King Award; James Moye, Danesha Donaldson and Darlena Tyler, Independent Living Youth awards; and Annette and Pearlie Northington, Foster Parent Award.

Chinn and Oparah are county employees.

The event, entitled “Destined for Greatness,” was held in Emerson Commons on West Chippewa Street.