Sunday, April 11th, 2021


Dedication Ceremony for Dr. Elsie Whitfield Craig School Library

Dr. Elsie Craig was honored at Hickory Elementary School where she served for many years. A dedication ceremony to name the school library after Dr. Craig was held for faculty, family, and friends.

Mayor Alan Krasnoff addressed the guests

Many dignitaries were in the audience, from left: Councilman Rick West, Chesapeake Clerk of Court Faye Mitchell, Mayor Alan Krasnoff, Phyllis Lewter, Janet Garner, Superintendent of Chesapeake Public Schools Dr. James Roberts, Senator Harry Blevins, Patricia Ward, and Hickory Elementary School Principal Kimberly Pinello

Entertainment was provided by students in the Hickory Elementary School Strings

Undersheriff Jim O'Sullivan deputizes Elsie's grandson

Councilman Lonnie Craig, left, with his two grandsons and Undersheriff Jim O'Sullivan

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center CEO Wynn Dixon was among the guests

Carol Harvey, left, and Elsie's sister-in-law Jeanette Whitfield

From left: Jeannette Whitefield, former Hickory Elementary School Principal Meredith Garrett, and Nancy Whitfield

From left: Pamela Pilch, Carol Harvey, Councilman Lonnie Craig, Dr. Bill Myers, Councilman Rick West, L.W. Whitfield, and Hickory Elementary School Principal Kimberly Pinello

Councilman Lonnie Craig with his grandsons

Undersheriff Jim O'Sullivan, left, and Mayor Alan Krasnoff

Councilman Lonnie Craig, left, and Chesapeake Commissioner of Revenue Ray Conner

Pamela Pilch

Councilman Lonnie Craig and Chesapeake Clerk of Court Fay Mitchell