One of the best parties in the Piney Woods is returning in August of 2019. Tickets are now on-sale for the 23rd annual Scholarship Banquet for the Roxie Douglas Scholarship Foundation and Institute will be Aug. 17 at the Magnolia Lake ballroom.
The event, which raises funds for college scholarships, will be spotlighted by guest speaker Dee Howard Mullins, a councilmember for the city of Huntsville. Elected in the fall of 2018, Mullins is a Huntsville native, graduating from Huntsville High School and Sam Houston State University (B.S. Criminal Justice). She worked in the criminal justice field for over thirty years as a juvenile parole officer, juvenile probation officer and federal probation officer. She has served on numerous community boards and commissions throughout her professional career.
Tickets can be purchased from all Roxie Douglas Learning Institute board members: Yolanda Scott, Kwenton Williams, Kathy Williams, Leta Thompson, Dr. Shirley Wallace, Chris Holmes, Cheryl Straughter, Joni Hall, Sue Hall, Tyger Booker and Carmen Irving. Tickets can also be purchased from Lee Baron Fashions in Westhill Mall.
Entertainment for the banquet will be provided by soloist Katherine Houston, the Williams family of Warren Chapel United Methodist Church, Pastor Kimm Thomas and continuous music by Urban Jamz Revue’s Raphael and Maria Kelley. The banquet will be catered by Joni Hall of Exclusive Design.
The deadline for churches, businesses and individuals who want to put ads in the full-color souvenir book is July 17.
Scholarship recipients include: Kimmron Thomas, Amanda Cooper, Damian Lewis and Triniti Singleton. These graduates will receive $500 scholarship their first semester after the Institute receives proof of enrollment and if their grades are above a 2.5 at the end of the semester.