PHOTOS: Community gathers to celebrate moms

(front, l-r) Paula Haywood, Clare Henderson, Leon Rodrigues, Josephine Arkadie Bunton, Kathryn Stewart, Tracey Williams-Dillard, Juanita Flowers, Alfreda Flowers, Jakai Taylor,Kesha Taylor and Yvonne Turner (Steve Floyd/MSR News)

Mothers of all ages were honored Saturday, Dec. 2 at Midpointe Event Center in Saint Paul. In front of a packed room of community members, family members and loved ones took turns honoring the special mothers and mother figures in their lives. DJs Walter “Q Bear” Banks and Lazy T spun tributes songs while attendees networked, shopped, won prizes and enjoyed health screenings. The event was sponsored Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Up next: Sister Spokesman invites you to “Move Your Body in the New Year,” Jan. 6 from 12-4 pm at Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis. Visit Facebook/Sister Spokesman for more details.

Read the tributes to the honorees here: 2017 “Sister Spokesman: Celebrate Moms of All” of Ages honorees

See more photos from the event below. All photos by Steve Floyd

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