Tallahassee, Florida- August 17, 2012
What do Tallahassee Mayor John Marks, Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins, Florida State University Basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton and Leon County Schools Superintendent Jackie Pons all have in common? They share a belief in the simple concept that Family Matters. On Friday, August 17 at 7 p.m. these community role models and other leaders will be recognized for their commitment to Florida’s children.
Jacksonville’s first African-American Mayor, Alvin Brown will deliver the keynote address during the Bethel Empowerment Foundation Banquet at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, located at 316 W. Tennessee Street in Tallahassee. The Bethel Empowerment Foundation is a ministry of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr. serves as pastor. Dr. Holmes says, “As local students, parents and educators prepare for another school year it’s critical to pause and recognize those who remain steadfast in their support for a quality education for everyone.”
Ten individuals including those mentioned above will receive recognition. Additionally, several organizations and families as well as the 2012 Person of the Year will also be honored. Join us as we focus on achievers who believe in helping others reach their fullest potential.
Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit Bethel Christian Academy and Steele-Collins Charter Middle School, two of the oldest African-American schools of choice in Florida. To purchase tickets call 850-222-8440.