MKE Fellows join Bethesda Senior Center for 50th Anniversary Celebration

August 19, 2021

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, The MKE Fellows, a youth leadership initiative, joined in the celebration of the Bethesda Community Senior Citizens Center, 2845 West Fond Du Lac Ave., as part of Bethesda’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Bethesda is Wisconsin’s first Black-owned senior center founded in 1972 by Ms. Liller P. Bates (center).

The MKE Fellows joined with the seniors as part of a “gift back” volunteer effort in partnership with a major medical provider. Later they joined in a Anniversary Celebration honoring the center and the work of Ms. Bates and other in the community.