An evening of honor and elegance…
Upon arriving in the quaint neighborhood on the south side of Atlanta, the atmosphere was tranquil. All attendees were full of smiles and small talk as they took turns taking their photo on the red carpet with our photographer. This event has been three years in the making. Only a few of us behind the scenes knew what it took to get here. The ambiance of the decorations, the venue, the food, and the jazz band kept me in complete awe that we’d seen this to its fruition.
I quickly found Dee Hill, the founder and mastermind of this event. We exchanged pleasantries filled with the overwhelming emotion of the moment. We took time to take pictures on the red carpet afterwards slowly dispersing to mingle with the other honorees and guest.
The honorees of the night included Joyce Littel, Sebrena Kelly, Chuck Brown, Montana White and Janet Jackson. We had presenters from blog talk radio; Bianca Burwell of The Beat Drops Radio, as well as tv and radio host April Dobbs. Our honorees received letters from President Jimmy Carter and were rewarded with a speech by House of Representative Valencia Stovall.