Stop the Violence Banquet Recognizes Those in the Trenches

The Officers and Board members of The El-Beth-El Development Center hosted its 7th Annual “Stop the Violence Recognition” Banquet last weekend at the International Fire Fighters Local Banquet Hall.

The annual “Stop the Violence Recognition Banquet” celebrated a diverse list of honorees and future youth leaders for their outstanding academic achievement.

Since 2009, The El-Beth-El Development Center has honored dedicated individuals from the community for outstanding achievements, leadership and their contributions in helping Jacksonville build a stronger and healthier community. “We have this award ceremony every year to recognize community activist that go unrecognized. Awards are always bestowed to the people with name recognition and not the individuals that go deep into the trenches, helping everyday people.” said El-Beth-El Development Center Founder and Elder Bishop Hall. Pictured is Elder Bishop Hall, award recipient Willie Mitchell, Worship Master of Henry Simmons Lodge 379 and Ken Jefferson. A list of 2016 awardees are as follows: The Honorable Judge Steven M. Fahlgre, The Honorable Judge Tyrie Boyer, The Honorable Judge Harvey M. Jay, Annie Smith (President of Sassy Seniors), Deborah Dickerson, Attorney Fred Gazaleh, Mohammad Al Turman (CEO Univ. Crab Shack), Attorney Bruce Anderson, Reginald Davis (Retired JSO Officer), Al Watson (Retired JSO Officer), Attorney George Ridge, Willie Mitchell W.M., Steven M. Barnett, Garrett E. Newman, Lewis Thurston, (Grand High priest of Fl, PHA), Marcella Mitchell W.M, Robert Paige (CEO of Project Delantero Community Services), Attorney Darcey Galnor, Lynette Jones, (Editor Jax Free Press), Fay Moreland, Paul Sawyer, Reverend Charles Parker, Juanita Dixon-Edward, and Mayme Clark. Barlow Photo

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