Local residents and laity gathered recently at Holman United Methodist Church, located at 320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, for Gospel Jazz Night, and to honor members of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Area VI (TLOD).

Moderator Denise Jackson welcomed the group of 34 women and men and thanked them for their ongoing humanitarian service to youth and adults in various communities for 48 years.

National Area VI Director Betty L. Edwards shared information on the chartering of the Los Angeles Chapter in 1973. The evening of fellowship, good will, and cultural entertainment ended with prayer by Rev. Kelvin Sauls, senior pastor. Attending were members from the following TLOD chapters: Carson, City of Angels, Hub City, Inglewood, Inland Empire, Ladera, and Los Angeles.