Historical Highlight Luncheon set for January 12

From press reports

The speaker for the January 12 Historical Highlight Luncheon at French Camp Presbyterian Church will be Marvanean Kennedy.

For the past 11 years Mrs.Marvanean Kennedy has worked in the FCA Dining Hall. She is dearly loved by all for her sweet smile, gracious heart and strong leadership among staff and students alike.  She has cooked and served hundreds of delicious meals, trained numerous students on her work crews and taught many lessons along the way – all with a heart of love and big warm smile.   She has lots of stories to tell drawn from a wealth of experience. Come and hear her speak and it will surely put a smile on your face!



Mrs. Kennedy was raised in the panhandle and graduated from Choctaw County High School in Ackerman before moving to Chicago with her  husband Stennis where she attended college and got a degree in Early Childhood Education.  When she returned, she opened a day care center in Weir, which was the first daycare center in Mississippi for black and white children.  One of her great joys is to run into “her children” now grown up, some of whom have graduated from French Camp Academy.  She is a classy lady who radiates the love of Jesus! On December 26 of this year, she and her husband celebrated their 60th anniversary!

The February 9 Historical Highlight speaker will be Keith Collier who will talk about building the FCA Alumni Museum log cabin. He worked alongside Nita Curtis to establish this historic landmark for the French Camp community

Historical Highlight Luncheons are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at French Camp Presbyterian Church featuring a speaker who shares some aspect of French Camp’s history and a delicious, home-cooked meal for a $2 donation.  The public is invited.   RSVP by calling 547-6520 (leave a message) or email marynellcoblentz@gmail.com.