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South Jersey Journal to Celebrate its 5th anniversary

Publication to honor five “People Making a Difference” at anniversary gala

Journal Staff Report | 8/29/2016, 6:37 p.m.
South Jersey Journal will host its 5th anniversary celebration and inaugural “People Making a Difference” awards dinner on Saturday, September ...
David G. Evans

South Jersey Journal will host its 5th anniversary celebration and inaugural “People Making a Difference” awards dinner on Saturday, September 24th at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

“This event will be an elegant celebration of our anniversary as we honor five people who are truly making a difference in New Jersey in the areas of government, business, civil rights and the faith community,” said Irv Randolph, editor and co-founder of South Jersey Journal.

“The five people we are honoring are working to make New Jersey a better place for all.” said Randolph.

This year’s honorees are Senator Cory Booker, John Harmon, president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, Brenda Ross-Dulan, regional president of Wells Fargo, Bishop David G. Evans, senior pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold and Loretta Winters, president of the Gloucester County chapter of the NAACP.

Randolph said the awards dinner reflects the publication’s founding mission.

In 2011, South Jersey Journal was founded by Randolph and Al Thomas with the central mission to connect, inform and inspire the African American community of southern New Jersey. The monthly journal with over 60,000 readers is “committed to the well-being of the community and is proud to celebrate its 5th year in publication by hosting this awards dinner, said Thomas.

This inspirational event will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. beginning with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, music and the awards program. The master of ceremonies will be Cherri Gregg of KYW News Radio. The Jazz and R&B band Actual Proof will perform. Dress is semi-formal. Wells Fargo is the title event sponsor.

Tickets are $75 and are available at www.southjerseyjournal.com; or make check available to South Jersey Journal, P.O. Box 727 Swedesboro, NJ, 08085. Tickets are not sold at the door. For more information call 856 832-4940. For sponsorship opportunities call Al Thomas at 267 973-0815.