Democratic Caucus of the Monroe County Legislature

Legislator to Honor Local Singer Who Appeared on National T.V.

Charlsey BickettComment

Rochester, New York — July 8, 2014.  Monroe County Legislator and Assistant Democratic Leader Willie Joe Lightfoot (D-Rochester) will be honoring local singer Serena Young at the August 12 meeting of the Monroe County Legislature. Serena recently appeared on Sunday Best, a gospel talent search program that broadcasts Sunday’s at 8pm EST nationally on BET (channel 41 on Time Warner Cable). Serena was selected out of approximately 20,000 other singers and has made it down to the final 20.


“I am so proud to have a local woman from my district perform so well on this show,” Legislator Lightfoot said. “Serena’s accomplishments are a testament to all her hard work and dedication. She’s an example of what is good about our community and she should be celebrated.”


“It’s never too late to go after your dreams,” Serena Young said. “Several years ago, I considered stepping away from music, but then I realized we’re all here to serve a purpose and to serve others and that is what God intended. Never stop dreaming and pushing towards your goals.”


The next episode will air this Sunday, July 13, at 8pm. For further information, please contact theDemocratic Staff Office at 753-1940. Serena will join Assistant Leader Lightfoot at the August 12 meeting of the Monroe County Legislature to receive a proclamation. The meeting begins at 6pm.