The NAACP 25th Annual Ruby Hurley Image Awards will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Tivoli Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m .
Benita Washington and the Vincent Tharpe and Kenosis's band will perform at the Ruby Hurley Image Awards.
Review for Benita Washington:
It was seven years ago, in 2003, when Selma, Ala. native, Benita Washington, was crowned the inaugural Gospel Dream Winner. With an enlarged platform, Ms. Washington got busy stirring audiences with her anointing and dazzling the industry with her vocal ability.
Her 2004 debut release, "Hold On (Light Records)" hit multiple slots on the Billboard charts in its first week including number six on Top Gospel Albums. "Hold On" went on to chart again several different times over the next year, receive a Soul Train Lady of Soul nomination for Best Gospel Album, and the lead single, "Thank You" reached number three on the gospel radio charts; remaining there three consecutive weeks.
Anointed and destined for ministry, Benita Washington is a psalmist for such a time as this. Benita believes God's plan for her life and looks to the future with a calm assurance that God will do everything He promised.
The 2012 NAACP Image Award recipients are:
Ruby Hurley Humanitarian Award
Mr. Reuben Lawrence, Community Activist
James R. Mapp "Citizen of the Year" Award
Mr. Eddie Holmes, Past President NAACP and Community Activist
Reggie White Student Athletes Award:
Ms. Shaliyah Geathers, East Hamilton High School
Mr. Dominique Dawson, Hamilton County Student
Ralph Cothran Civil Service Officers of the Year Award
Sgt. Jerri Weary, Chattanooga Police Department
Captain Benita Owens, Chattanooga Fire Department
Educator of the Year Award
Ms. Tracee Frazier, Brainerd High School Band Director
NAACP Membership Award
Ms. Jennifer Abell, NAACP Membership Chair
Tickets are $10 for general seating and the group rate is six tickets for $50. Tickets are available at JT McDaniel, Mary's Lounge, Memorial Auditorium and the NAACP Office at 601 MLK Blvd.
Call 624-8552 for more information and additional ticket information.