Black History Program Recognizes Beacons of Hope in the CommunityAbe Brown Ministries, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and Advocates for Safer Communities named 2011 Unsung Heroes

03/18/15
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Abe Brown Ministries, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and Advocates for Safer Communities were named the 2011 Unsung Community Heroes.  Their plaques featured the artwork of first place art contest winner, Tiffany Sardina
Abe Brown Ministries, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and Advocates for Safer Communities were named the 2011 Unsung Community Heroes. Their plaques featured the artwork of first place art contest winner, Tiffany Sardina


What: Chief Jane Castor will present three non-profit organizations with a plaque in recognition of their admirable work and three high school art students with U.S. Savings Bonds for winning a recent art contest.

When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Where: Ragan Park Community Center, 1200 East Lake Avenue, Tampa


Details:

In honor of Black History Month, the Tampa Police Department will honor three local groups that have helped police partner with the African-American community. This year’s theme, “A Triple Crown: Reflections of the African-American Family, Faith and Education,” highlights those who have made noticeable contributions toward educating and inspiring others in the community. Chief Jane Castor will present Abe Brown Ministries, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and Advocates for Safer Communities with the 2011 “Unsung Hero” awards. This annual award is presented to citizens or organizations that have made significant contributions toward a safe community.

The three winners from the department’s first Black History art contest will be presented with U.S. Savings Bonds during the event. Tiffany Sardina, Jordan Dudley and Jessica Sheridan submitted artwork that represented the program’s theme. Tiffany Sardina took home the first place prize, which included her artwork being used to promote this year’s program.

Janelle McGregor
Public Information Office