February 20, 2012
DCF Press Secretary
DCF Celebrates Black History Month with “One Family at a Time” Event
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Children and Families is commemorating Black History Month with a special event honoring local African-American leaders and recognizing the support needed by the community to make families and children successful.
The event is free and open to the public. The Rev. R.B. Holmes Jr., pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will be the keynote speaker.
The honorees are:
- Mayor John Marks, City of Tallahassee
- Coach Joe Taylor, retired Florida A&M football coach
- Ronald Brise, Chairman, Florida Public Service Commission
- Cynthia Douglas, adoptive parent
- Beverly Johnson, Dependency Case Management Supervisor
- Angela Wills, K-5 Assistant Principal, Florida State University School
- Nana Gatlin, DCF Hotline Supervisor
- Ron Ringo, DCF Children’s Legal Services Attorney
- Aldrea Nicolson, DCF Child Protective Investigator
- Gary and Josephine Montgomery, founders of Living Stones International Ministry
- The Barkley Brothers – Xavier, James and Quanterious – Independent Living Youth
WHO: Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins, the Rev. R.B. Holmes Jr., pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
WHAT: “Strengthening Families & Communities: One Family at a Time” recognizes the importance of community support to ensure successful families across Florida.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Historic Capitol Museum, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee
(Parking is available at Kleman Plaza, 306 S. Duval St.)