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Celebrating the 139th birthday of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
On Thursday, July 10, 2014 the Bethune Foundation celebrated the 139th birthday of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune with a program in Heyn Chapel followed by a "Front Porch Celebration" at the historic home of its founder. Over 150 local community members gathered to hear musical selections and greetings from Bethune-Cookman University students along with performances by children from local churches and elementary schools. Mr. Albert Bethune, the 92 year old grandson and adopted son of Dr. Bethune gave reflections and asked that the audience remember his "mother dear" by carrying out the actions of her Last Will and Testament. Following the festivities community adjourned at the historic home for tours, food and facepainting for the children. The event was truly a blessed occasion!