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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Deerfield Beach Annual Black Heritage Banquet

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for the Annual Black Heritage Banquet which will be held at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex in the Dr. Leo J. Robb, Jr. Memorial Gymnasium, 435 SW 2nd St., on Saturday, February 25th starting at 7:00pm (doors open at 6 p.m.).

This year we are proud to announce our special guest & keynote speaker, Bishop Patrick L. Kelly. Bishop Kelly has served as pastor at churches in Canada and the United States, ministering national and international church gatherings for thirty years. He has a passion for preaching and teaching God’s word. He received his educational background from Bethel Bible College, Lee University and Southwest Bible College and Theological Seminary also receiving an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Saint Thomas Christian University. Bishop Kelly currently resides in south Florida and is the lead pastor at the Cathedral Church of God in Deerfield Beach.

As part of the program we will also be recognizing and “Saluting Hometown Heroes” in the following categories: Business Professional – Theodus Times, Community Service – Ella Poitier, Educator – Ms. Rhonda Scott, Athletic Role Model – Brandon McThay and Community Organization – Delta Lodge 519. This year we have added a new category, the Emmanuel Knowles Humanitarian Award, of which Wayne Barton will be the first recipient.

Come out for a delicious soul food buffet and live entertainment as we honor these most deserving individuals… You’ll be sure to enjoy yourself! Tickets may be purchased at the Johnny Tigner, Sr. Community Center at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex for $30.00. Guests are encouraged to wear African attire; however, it is not required.

For more information please call the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex at 954-480-4481 or visit

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