News anchor Danita Harris inspires during Pathways Enrichment Center program, director says – Morning Journal

WEWS News 5 anchorwoman Danita Harris received high honors during her visit to Lorain County.

Harris was a guest speaker for Pathways Enrichment Center on Feb. 19.

Pathways Enrichment Center, located in Full Gospel Ministries, 2505 N. Leavitt Road, has been serving the Lorain County community since 1995 and fed 58,659 in 2021 alone.

The free event was held from 10 a.m. until noon at Lorain County Community College Spitzer Center.

WEWS News 5 anchorwoman Danita Harris was the guest speaker in Elyria on Feb. 19. (Courtesy of Jsmarketing LLC)

“The whole idea was around health — body, mind and spirit,” said Pathways Enrichment Director Dr. Norva Ross. “Sometimes we focus so much on physical health that we forget about the spirit inside of us that can guide us to holistic health.”

The event was a collaboration with the Community Foundation of Lorain County, Pathways Enrichment Center and Full Gospel Ministries.

Harris is an Emmy Award-winning journalist.

“She gave us spiritual practices that can help build strength and alleviate the effects of depression and mental illness,” said Ross. “She highlighted how spirituality can help us during this journey to true health.”

Ross said Harris was very well-received.

“She had a standing ovation throughout her entire message,” she said. “It was very inspirational and encouraging.”

Ross said vendors were encouraged to participate in the event.

“We have a lot of talent in our minority community,” she said. “We really desired to showcase their potential so people will know they’re out there.”

The program was presented by The Pathways Plate, a 10-month interactive program providing educational information on nutrition and health.

The Pathways Plate promotes good nutrition and helworks to prevent obesity by helping to improve food insecurity in Lorain County.

Each month the program has three components: lecture and intertwining public events; cooking demonstration in partnership with the Lorain Public Library and a Bible study.

The next Pathways Plate program will be April 9.

For more information or to purchase a copy of the service, call 440-834-2490.