First Annual Humanitarian Awards Gala at Unity Plaza

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Please join us at Unity Plaza Saturday Night, October 17th for a glamorous, sure-to-be-sensational celebration in honor of LGBT Pride Month ~ generously underwritten by Sallyn Pajcic as a gift for the entire community. With a program of entertainment and a little bit of ceremony provided by Karrissa Wade and Karlin Housen of Houzen Events. The Gala is designed to recognize community leaders during Jacksonville's LGBT Pride Month!

Starting this year, Unity Plaza will present annually two Unity Humanitarian Awards (UHA) for outstanding service in our city.  

Your 2015, inaugural honorees include Richard A. Ceriello and Kerry Boatwright.

UHA 2015 Winner, Richard Ceriello

UHA 2015 Winner, Kerry Boatwright

Enjoy fabulous entertainment including award-winning performers and historic pictorials.  

Meet us in the plaza green and let's celebrate our incredible community together.

Here is the tentative schedule---All hosted by MJ Correspondent and local drag celebrity, Karrissa Wade, of course:

5:15-5:30  Jacksonville Men's  Chorus.

5:30 - 5:45 dj Tim

5:45 -6pm  Benji Whooten

6-7pm Karrissa Unity Plaza Cabaret featuring :

Brittany Moore
Alexis Sherrington
Mary's boys,
Josephine Longstroke
Jasmine Devine
Pup and Aiden

to close out the cabaret: live vocal sensation  BeBe .

7-7:15 Rob Session

7:15-7:30 award ceremony presentation.

7:30 Aj Nearer

Closing DJ Tim.
Enjoy fabulous, interactive  entertainment including:
Delightful raffles
An incredible silent auction
An LBGT Historic Pictorial art gallery
Delicious hors d'oeuvres provided
Cocktails for purchase

First drink on-the-house!

About Karrissa Wade

Karrissa Wade is one of the most accomplished and well known drag performers in Jville.  Active in politics, theatre, art and the performance and pageant circuit, she has been the host of countless charity events and benefits, and has been a correspondent for MetroJacksonville since 2008.

You can catch her regular performances at Hamburger Marys or connect with her on Facebook.