VERO BEACH- Angelia Perry, Executive Director of the Gifford Youth Achievement Center was honored at the African Diaspora Awards as a Shining Star Honoree February 25th. The awards were held at the Kight Center for Emerging Technologies at Indian River State College produced by Jane Bassa-Tolliver, president of Perfect Results, Inc. and hosted by 104.5 The Flame Radio.
Other honorees included Highwayman Al Black, Charles & Hassie Russ owners of Granny’s Kitchen, Patrick Duval, Willy J. Williams Sr., Phyllis M. Gillespie, Esq. , Pearl Matthews Liverpool, and City of Fort Pierce Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney.
Each honoree has shown themselves to be a leader and an outstanding member of the Treasure Coast community providing service or contributions both locally and world wide.
State Representative Larry Lee, Jr., Dr. Edwin Massey and Bassa-Tolliver all spoke about the importance of education, community volunteerism and the service provided by the honorees before a short video was played on each recipient.