Celebrating Our Own Black History Makers event coming to Jemison

Published 4:56 pm Wednesday, February 16, 2022

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By JOYANNA LOVE | Managing Editor

The West End Neighborhood Watch’s Celebrating Our Own Chilton County Black History Makers event has outgrown its usual location at the community center.

This year’s event is being held at the Jemison Municipal Complex, so that more people throughout the county can participate in recognizing those who have made a difference in Chilton County.

Jessie Binion of West End Neighborhood Watch said the event is to “celebrate those who have contributed or are contributing to what is going on here in our county.”

This free event will feature food, entertainment and recognition of local Black History makers on Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Honorees at the event will be from different areas of the county and different backgrounds. “What we try to do is give back to the communities,” Binion said. “(People) who have come through here or who have ended up here.”

Binion said there are several young entrepreneurs that will be recognized.

A committee picks the honorees based on the impact they have made.

As in years past, there will be musical performances as a part of the program.

The Jemison Municipal Complex is located at 14 Padgett Lane.

Face masks are required for the event as a COVID-19 precaution.