With inspiring words from one of the honored guests and the stirring music of a talented young musician/singer, the annual “Bring Meetings Home” luncheon was a very moving occasion.
Dr. Edward Guinn, recipient of the “Willie M. ‘Bill’ Pickett Legacy Award,” is a physician who is more than 90 years old and he’s still practicing medicine on the city’s southeast side. Dr. Guinn, the first African American elected to the Fort Worth City Council, captivated the audience as he related some of the obstacles he confronted in Fort Worth and how he was able to accomplish many of his goals for equal treatment for his community.
Also awe-inspiring was the performance of Abraham Alexander, a young guitarist, singer and songwriter whose music had the audience engrossed by his lyrics, melodies and powerful messages. Alexander, who is from Athens (GREECE, not Texas), now calls Fort Worth home. He is very much a rising star who has been a featured performer for the Mayor’s 2018 “State of the City” and on “Texas Music Takeover” in London.
Also honored at the luncheon was Kristin Vinson Wright for her work with The Links, Inc. She was instrumental in planning the Western Area Conference of the the Links, which was the first convention of its kind at the Omni Hotel when it opened. As a twist of faith, Kristin married and celebrated her wedding at the Omni during the Links convention.