El-Bethel Continues Tradition of Serving and Recognizing Community Champions

Shown (l-r): Organizer Bishop Lorenzo Hall, Honoree Beatrice Draden and Emcee Ken Jefferson

The Officers and Board members of The El-Beth-El Development Center recently hosted its 10th Annual Stop the Violence Recognition” Banquet at the International Fire Fighters Local in Riverside. Since 2009, El-Bethel have honored dedicated individuals from the community for outstanding achievements, leadership and their contributions in helping Jacksonville build a stronger and healthier community. Historically El-Beth-El honored young men and women from the cities vibrant and diverse community. This year, the development center honored fourteen young people for outstanding academic achievement.  Each student received a $100.00 scholarship and recognition certificate.  Master of Ceremony Craig Shoup, Executive Director the Jacksonville Bar Association

presided as guest speaker for the annual momentous occasion.
The 2019 “Stop the Violence Recognition Honorees are  Theodore S. Pina Jr.,  Christian P. George Esq., R. Scott Costantino Esq., T. K. Waters (Assistant Chief), Dana Miller (Community Activist), Lance Seabrooks (Urban Community Ambassador), Helena O’Neal Washington, Jacqueline Bartletto,  Eugene Nichols Esq., Beatrice Darden and Community activists: Alyce M. Walker, Gail Bostick, Ava Jacques, Rochelle Hamm and Joshua Evans (26 Reasons).

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