BY JIMMIE WILLIAMS
ORLANDO – I give God all the praise and glory. Let me tell you a little bit about our Juneteenth Celebration. It was an evening of joy, laughter, smiling, fun, spiritual, uplifting, educational and exciting. The evening began with our Host, Ms. Shay Woodard followed by Mr. Alvin Bell singing “The Black Negro Anthem, Lift Every Voice,” Mr. Sandon Baker with our opening prayer, Ms. Adonica Gray our guest speaker, Ms. Tiffany Davis (Gospel artist). The Headliner was none other than the man himself, Gospel artist 2RU. He brought down the house with his God given talent. Now was the time of the evening for the Ladies of Destiny to take the stage. Let me tell you everyone got up out their seats as the Ladies of Destiny hit the stage. Everyone was so excited. Ladies of Destiny represented their CEO “Good in the Hood Of New Image Youth Center,” Dr. Shanta Barton-Stubbs with an outstanding performance here at the community partners Juneteenth Celebration. This event couldn’t have been possible if not for those of you that support my wife and me. A special thank you goes out to Florida Blue, Palmer Feed Store, New Image Youth Center, Al’s Food Store, The Breakfast Corner, Stadium Style Cutz, Windon Solutions, The Orlando Times newspaper and A&M Pawn Shop. This was the second time my wife and I along with our community partners have had an event inside the theater at Grand Avenue Neighborhood Center. Our goal is to continue to bring community events to the center with resources and education for all that need and/or want it. I will not forget those who help made this event successful which is the volunteers and supporters. My wife and I would like to say thank you. We ask that you continue to help us keep our youth on a stage, so that they can share their gifts of singing, painting, books, music and other talents allowing them to develop into who they are. We will see you all next year at a Juneteenth celebration. I also must not forget Ms. Minnie Lambert which is one of our community partners.
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