Black Heritage Banquet

The City of Deerfield Beach Annual Black Heritage Banquet
Saturday, February 27, 2016
7 PM (doors open at 6 PM)
Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex
Dr. Leo J. Robb, Jr. Memorial Gymnasium
(435 SW 2nd St.)

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The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for the Annual Black Heritage Banquet. Come out for a delicious soul food buffet and live entertainment as we honor these most deserving individuals!

Tickets may be purchased for $30 at the Johnny Tigner, Sr. Community Center at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex (445 SW 2nd Street)
*It is recommended that guests wear African attire; however it is not required*

Special Guest & Keynote Speaker
Columbus Copeland

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Columbus has committed the past thirty years of his life to serving, empowering, inspiring and uplifting people. He did not have far to look for guidance and role models because he was reared in a household where his parents placed an enormous emphasis on self-sufficiency and serving others. He is quick to credit his parents, the late Johnny Lee and Janie Mae Copeland, for his success, often stating, “All that I am and inspire to be, I owe to my parents”. In 2014, Inspirational Speaker, Columbus Copeland received the prestigious IAWP Citation Award, one of the highest honors presented to individuals or groups by the IAWP. The first recipient of this award was US Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins, in 1948. Under the pre-2000 award criteria, two U.S. Presidents (Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy), numerous U.S. Senators and Representatives, notable employers, educators and media personalities, as well as high-ranking government officials from both the US and abroad also received this honor.

We will also be recognizing and "Saluting Hometown Heroes"
Business Professional – Poitier Gardening
Education – Ms. Nicole Brown
Athlete – Edith Williams Spivey
Community Service – Eddy Sarazin
Community Organization – American Legion Glenn Miller Post #287

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For more information please contact the Community Events and Outreach Division at (954) 480-4429.