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May 16, 2017 proclaimed as Darla Davenport-Powell Day

Columbia, S.C. Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin and the City Council proclaimed May 16, 2017 as Darla Davenport-Powell Day

....Whereas, among many other awards, won the Score Biz Championship, presented by SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business" a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to entrepreneurs in the United States; and was recognized at the American Small Business Championship celebration in Dallas, Texas, and

...Whereas, in April 2017, she appeared on the series premier of ABC's "The Toy Box," a nationally televised toy competition series that features talented inventors; and was recognized at the EdVenture Children's Museum on May 13, 2017, where she donated books to local children, and...

...Now, Therefore I, Stephen K. Benjamin, Mayor of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, along with my fellow members of Columbia City Council , do hereby proclaim May 16, 2017 as Darla Davenport-Powell Day in the great City of Columbia and urge my fellow citizens to recognize and participate in its observance.


The friendship that I have with all of my children is by far the strongest place of comfort for me and a source of strength. Children are gifts. We Are Friends is a love note to children that says no matter the shape, size or color, they matter. Congratulations and best wishes with yet another milestone project.

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