State Rep. Elizabeth Coggs recently joined Alderman and Common Council President Willie Hines in presenting Harriet Dorsey a city proclamation honoring her for 106 years of life and service to the community. The proclamation presentation was held at the Clinton and Bernice Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. MLK Drive, which Dorsey has been a member since the center opened. Dorsey was born April 10, 1906 in Georgia. She was raised in Cincinnati and moved to Milwaukee in the early 1940s.
Dorsey was a volunteer for the center’s senior meal program for 18 years and participated in a wide variety of center activities. In 2002 the center’s kitchen was named the “Harriet Dorsey Kitchen” for her hard work and years of devoted service with the meal program. Coggs was at the center conducting a meet and greet session with seniors. The Rose Senior Center is
funded by the Milwaukee County Department of Aging and is managed by Interfaith Older Adults Programs, Inc. Henrietta Allen is the center’s director. (Photo by Yvonne Kemp)