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Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides scholarship grant to Joliet’s Lebanon Baptist District Association Scholarship Organization

New Lenox, IL (December 6, 2013)—The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission announced it has allocated $3,000 worth of scholarships to the Lebanon Baptist District Association (LBDA) Scholarship Organization of Joliet and Vicinity. 

“The Lebanon Baptist District Association of Joliet and Vicinity is thankful to the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission,” said Rev. Bennie Yarbrough, Scholarship Committee President of LBDA Scholarship Organization. “By providing scholarships to local students to further their education, we are helping these children from our community improve the quality of their life.” 

Photo: Pictured are Margie Woods, Chair of the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission; Darlene Crosby, Vice-Chairman of the Lebanon Baptist District Association (LBDA); Edith Fairley, Assistant Secretary; Debbie Arthur, Secretary; and Tara McNeal, Treasurer.  Other members not pictured include: Rev. Bennie Yarbrough, Chairman; Flo Betts, Assistant Treasurer; Shirley Taylor, Internal Audit Team; and Minister Joseph Smith, Internal Audit Team.

The scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate good grades and community service. With the help of Silver Cross’ Healthy Community Commission, they grant new scholarships to three deserving individuals. Scholarship recipients must live within the zip codes 60432, 60433, 60436 and 60441. 

The purpose of Silver Cross’s Healthy Community Commission is essentially to coordinate and enhance existing programs for workforce development, education and business growth with a focus on health care and construction. One of the not-for-profit organization’s main goals is to create a stronger, healthier future for Joliet.  

About The Lebanon Baptist District of Joliet and Vicinity

The Lebanon Baptist District Association is comprised of 9 local Joliet and vicinity churches. The scholarship arm of LBDA is committed to the belief that every deserving student merits a chance to continue his or her education regardless of the cost.  The Parent Body Officers are as follows: Pastor Clint Wilburn, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Moderator; Pastor Herbert Brooks, Jr., St. John M. B. Church, First Vice Moderator; Pastor Robert Johnson, Calvary Baptist Church, Supt. of Evangelism; Pastor Cornell Ervins, Mt. Ebal Baptist Church, Supt. Human Relations; Pastor Richard House, Shiloh Baptist Church, Second Vice Moderator; Pastor Angelo Hill, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Supt. Public Relations; Pastor Edward Martin, Jr.  St. Paul Baptist Church, Advisor to Moderator; Pastor Larry V. Tyler, Second Baptist Church - President of Congress; Pastor David G. Latimore, Mt. Zion Baptist Church; Sister Lula Morris, St. John  Baptist Church, Secretary; Sister Marilyn Dixon, Second Baptist Church, Financial Secy Deacon Larry Heard, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Treasurer; Rev. John Beckley, Second Baptist Church, Asst. Treasurer; Sister Lena King, Second Baptist Church, Ways & Means Chair and Rev. Bennie Yarbrough, St. Paul Baptist Church, Scholarship Chair. For more information, call (815) 723-9770. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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