The Ducky Birts Foundation Service to the Community Weekend, April 20
The Ducky Birts Foundation is celebrating the Seventh Medallion Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, April 20, 2013, The Grand Ballroom at First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street, Philadelphia, 19104. Ducky, an entrepreneur and civil activist, has established a legacy of service by caring for others, with an emphasis on nurturing the growth of our community's most valuable resource - our children. "Molding tomorrow's leaders today," is his motto and creed. Ducky, is currently special assistant to Congressman Bob Brady who is the city's Democratic Party Chairman.
Through the years he has spent his extra time working to better the future of inner city youth. The primary goal is to build a youth academy targeting 4th, 5th, and 6 grades. Teaching them economic development and government relations along with sports activities on Saturdays. During the week the academy will provide a after school program with concentration in reading, math and computers. At this year's banquet the foundation will announce the Capital Building Fund drive for the creation of the youth academy.
The foundation has partnered with Brown's Family ShopRite Super Markets and Philadelphia Water Ice to help create Ducky's Doogz, all-beef franks, Duck'z Peachee Weechy juice drink and Ducky's Cups, containing water ice in various flavors. Net proceeds will benefit the building fund.
The banquet will honor some of Philadelphia's finest corporate, business and community leaders. The cocktail reception begins at 6:00 p.m.; followed at 7 p.m. by dinner, entertainment and the awards program. Program 8:00 p.m. All you can eat and and drink. Tickets: $75.00 and 2 for $125.00. For information call 215-242-1220, fax 215-242-1770. Featured entertainment provided by DB Productions, Ron Jaimz, Gospel Blenders, Destinee Maree, John "Bossman" Hall, Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble and Headliner Philly's own Breakwater. "Come enjoy the party for a purpose."
The Foundations Third Annual Health fair and Gospelrama, will be on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Health Fair 12:00 - 3:00PM and Gospelrama is from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Zion Baptist Church, Broad and Venango Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Sponsored by Keystone Mercy Health Plan and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. The purpose of this event is to provide health education and awareness to members and the community at large. The Health Fair will focus on wellness, education and screenings that target: blood pressure, glucose, body mass index, hemoglobin A1c, dental care, HIV testing for children and adults, massage therapy, featured speakers on health care, gospel aerobics youth martial arts and children activities.
LADIES! Keystone Mercy members who get their annual mammograms will receive a $15.00 ShopRite Gift Card. Must be over 40 years of age. Non-members will have to have a prescription. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-888-765-9585.
Come and join us for a spiritual uplifting gospel event. Featured guest are Soloist Janet McNeil, Danielle "Sunny" Bryant, Pastor Garnett Mimms, Diverse, New Berry Singers, MLK, Jr. Mass Choir & Friends and Philadelphia Mass Choir. FREE WILL OFFERING.
For more information call David Birts, Consultant, DB Productions, 215-605-7102 email@example.com
+ Top Story
Start off your holiday season on William Allen Plaza on the campus of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) with a Tree Lighting and Carol Sing! Join the community on Friday, December 6 at 6 pm at the plaza, next to the Schaeffer-Ashmead chapel...
In the spirit of charitable giving, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated Philadelphia Alumni Chapter will join with Pennsylvania State Sen. LeAnna Washington of the 4th Senatorial District, State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, Philippian Baptist Church, Fresh Grocer, and many others...
Women Against Abuse, Inc., Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence agency, is pleased to partner with Toys for Tots for its 2013 Holiday Gift Drive. Each December, the Women Against Abuse emergency safe haven transforms its staff meeting room into a bustling Holiday Gift Shop filled with...
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in collaboration with Chestnut Hill and Penn Medicine will once again conduct the largest screening event for men in the Philadelphia area focused on “Knowing Your Numbers” as it relates to health.
Evelyn Graves Drama Productions opens the Holiday season with the international acclaimed gospel musical by Langston Hughes’, Black Nativity. Black Nativity premiered in New York in 1961 with ecstatic reviews and continues to mesmerize audiences today.
Hate is a strong word, so let’s just say, when I was in college, I strongly disliked going to the financial aid office in the beginning of the semester. This was always a time when lines would be wrapped around the building and hours were spent waiting.
After we had our first baby in 1999, I vowed that our little girl, Kyla, would be our last. Labor and delivery was grueling and lasted much longer than I had hoped. By the time my doctor said, “Congratulations Mrs. Hobbs. It’s a girl!” I literally could not see.
"I’ve not been unsettled or slowed down by the attempts over the years to paint me with a broad brush as some kind of troublemaker or self-interested hustler. While those caricatures might have become media shorthand, I was not about to let the world define me…" -- Rev. Al Sharpton