ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In honor of Black History Month, one Southwest Georgia business held an event to show its support to the community.
Alumni Bar and Grill teamed up with the Albany High School Class of 1987 to host an event honoring black owned businesses within the community.
We are told that the owners of Alumni's frequently host events in support of the community.
At the event alums fed children in the area and also taught them the importance of supporting local, black-owned businesses.
"We believe in serving. We do a lot of things together. So we believe that serving is love manifested so we believe that that is our goal here today. It’s just to serve the community and give back. And to let them know that they are not forsaken although things do happen in this community, let them know that somebody do care, and we are here, " said Robbie Hall, a co-organizer of the event.
Hall said even though the location of Sunday’s event isn’t necessarily in an Albany High School zone, they want people to know the community belongs to them as a whole.
We spoke with one woman who said their mission is an important part of Black History.
“We don’t and we should support our black owned businesses, and to get them just what we do with everybody else. And we need to teach our children what they need to do, and to help one another,” said Deborah Stewart.
The class of 87 says they are looking forward to doing more community outreach throughout the year to continue to serve and set examples for the youth.