Women For Progress

Women For Progress, a community organizing and education agent, recently held its Christmas meeting at Pecan Park Cafe, a newly opened soul food restaurant located at 1039 Pecan Park Circle in Jackson.  After the dinner meeting, Lavaree Jones (seated with daughter Fumilayo Tilden), a longtime Democratic activist, real estate appraiser and founding member of Women For Progress, had lots of help celebrating her 63rd birthday. (Standing,L-R) Delores Lee, Dr. Angela Stewart, Catherine Harris, Juanita Stewart Brown, Rowena Burke, Shirley Harrington, Sabrena Catchings Tillman, Nettie Stowers (Treasurer), Willie Jones (President), and Dorothy Stewart (Founder). Tilden owns and operates the Pecan Park Café. For your next lunch/dinner engagement, call 601-665-4842. (Advocate photo: Alice Thomas-Tisdale).