Growing Community Media, publisher of Wednesday Journal, recognized OPRF Supt. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams as its Villager of the Year Sunday evening at an event hosted by the newly relaunched Sunday Night Dinner at the Buzz Café.

Pruitt-Adams told the packed house how challenges faced early in her career shaped her focus on equity and educating every child.  

Pruitt-Adams (third from left) is joined by supporters John Duffy, Charles Adams, Karin Sullivan, Wyanetta Johnson, Burcy Hines, Melanie McQueen and Joy Benion. 

Dan Haley, publisher at Growing Community Media, (lower right) thanked Jim Jankowski, Marc Blesoff and Nick Sinadinos for preparing a seven-course meal as they resurrected Sunday Night Dinner, a fundraiser for local non-profits, after a 15-year lull. 

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Dan Haley

Dan was one of the three founders of Wednesday Journal in 1980. He’s still here as its four flags – Wednesday Journal, Austin Weekly News, Forest Park Review and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark – make...

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