The HOME Teen Youth Center of Little Rock was the beneficiary of the Queen’s Gala Benefit Concert & Banquet, a March 26 event held at the Venue at Westwind in North Little Rock, which celebrated the arts and activism in the community.
The event included four hours of performances by gospel artist Jessica Reedy of BET’s “Sunday’s Best” and Tiffanie “TuTu” Agee, lead singer of gospel recording group The Truthettes, along with others. Recipients of the banquet included Stop The Violence founder Rev. Benny Johnson; Little Rock Town Manager Bruce Moore; and the late Delois Braggs of Awareness Center International. Reverend Hezekiah Stewart of The Watershed received the humanitarian award.
Founded by its Executive Director, Dionne Dantzler, the HOME (House of Music & Entertainment) Teen Youth Center provides minority youth with positive environments and outlets involving the performing arts while raising awareness about drug-related violence and sexual abuse. gangs. Proceeds from the Queen’s Gala were allocated to the construction of a new youth center that will also serve as a community center.
— Story and photos by Helaine R. Williams
Gallery: The Queen’s Gala