JACKSON MADISON COUNTY
AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Ruby Award 1-5 Years In Business)
MIRACLES & BLESSINGS CHILD CARE
N-DA-KNO with JAZZII A
Diamond Award (6-10 Years in Business)
NYELA'S SALON AND SPA
Emerald Award (11-20 Years in Business)
DOC'S LANDSCAPING & LAWN SVC
Jewel Award (20+ Years in Business)
JONAH AFFORDABLE HOUSING ORG.
POE ELECTRIC SERVICE AND REPAIR
Big Maybelle (Mabel Louise Smith)
Rev. Cleavant Derricks
Ruby Falls (Bertha Bearden Dorsey)
Farris Lanier Jr.
John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson
JACKSON, Tenn. – Recognized as an icon of Memphis Black Theater, playwright and actress Flo Roach who also appeared in Steven Spielberg's THE HELP will emcee the 15th Annual JEWEL Awards Banquet being hosted by the Jackson Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce (JMCAACC) on Friday, February 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson Oman Arena, 179 Lane Avenue.
An array of entertainment will be presented -- Gospel and Soul music along with dance and sleight-of-hand. According to deejay Double D of WOJG-FM, the choir of Bethlehem No. 1 Baptist Church is the best in the land and youth quintet Gospel Soldiers of New Hope Baptist are always a treat.
Trinity with Rev. Michael Savage are bringing a keyboard, guitar and sax just to jazz things up. Bringing the dancing feet is Dine' Dance Troupe . Founded by choreographer Deborah S. Walker in 2011 - they have competed in national dance competitions and appeared at the Memphis Grizzlies, the Cannon Center and Southern Heritage Classic. Meanwhile, Kim Edmonds will show off his magical abilities.
Six funeral homes that have existed least 50 years will be recognized as Historic Pioneer businesses: Baskerville Funeral Home of Humboldt, Dixie Funeral Home of Bolivar, Rawls Funeral Home of Brownsville and Bledsoe Funeral Home, Ford Funeral Home and Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, all in Jackson.
Outstanding business awards will be announced in four categories: the Ruby Award for a new business of one to five years, Diamond Award for a business of six to 10 years, Emerald Award for a business of 11 to 20 years, and the Jewel Award for a business 20-plus years.
For your convenience, tickets can be ordered online, at local ticket outlets and by fax. Call 731-424-2030 or 731-422-3341 with any questions.