Two Maderans prominent in local community service projects leave for Washington, D.C., today to join an estimated 800,000 attendees of President Barack Obama’s second inaugural ceremony Monday.
Gloria Brown, 61, and Gwendolyn Stewart, 58, president and vice president of the Madera chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, applied and were approved for tickets by Rep. Jim Costa, Dem. 16th District, late last year.
“Lots of people apply,” Brown said. “We were very lucky to get the tickets.”
Brown said that the event would be unlike any other she had attended and that the moment held a special significance for her family, particularly her mother who was born in Mississippi in 1933...