NAACP Ruby Hurley Images Awards Set For Oct. 8

Monday, September 26, 2011

The 24th Annual Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP Ruby Hurley Images Awards will be held on Oct. 8 The event will be an evening of honoring community advocates that have given their lives to promote civil rights and social justice.

James Bignon and the Deliverance Mass Choir and Cynthia Adams of Olivet Baptist Church will provide entertainment.

The 2011 NAACP Image Award recipients are:

Ruby Hurley Humanitarian Award
Christopher Ramsey, community activist

James R. Mapp "Citizen of the Year" Award
State Representative Tommie Brown

Reggie White Student Athletes Award
Jamal McMullen, McCallie Student
Tory Kemp, GPS Student

Ralph Cothran Civil Service Officers of the Year Award
Napoleon "Donut" Williams, Retired Chattanooga Police Department
Captain Charles E. Patterson, Chattanooga Fire Department

Educator of the Year Award
Stephanie Walker Hinton, Red Bank Elementary School Principal

NAACP Membership Award
Monique LaQuay Harris, UTC Student (Psychology Major)

The awards will be held at the Tivoli Theatre at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for general seating and the group rate is six tickets for $100. Tickets are avaliable at JT McDaniel, Mary's Lounge, Memorial Auditorium and the NAACP Office located at 601 MLK Blvd.

For more information call 432-9776.


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