2019 Black and White Gala to Feature Jennifer Holliday from the Broadway Musical “Dreamgirls” March 30, 2019

The Tri-County Urban League 2019 Black and White Gala featuring Jennifer Holliday will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel, 21 Blackjack Blvd in East Peoria. JENNIFER HOLLIDAY catapulted to stardom 35 years ago in the smash Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, with her show-stopping performance as Effie "Melody" White, the iconic role which … Continue reading 2019 Black and White Gala to Feature Jennifer Holliday from the Broadway Musical “Dreamgirls” March 30, 2019

Janet’s Just for You ‘Help A Child Scholarship Fund Gala Event’ March 30, 2019

Janet’s Just for You raises funds through the Help A Child Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to students already enrolled in college. Janet used her yearly fashion show as a way to support the scholarship fund through donations and proceeds. The fashion show served as a platform to acknowledge the winners. When the shows ended … Continue reading Janet’s Just for You ‘Help A Child Scholarship Fund Gala Event’ March 30, 2019

Jackie and Junior Watkins to receive the Neve Harms Meritorious Service Award from the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame March 30, 2019

Junior and Jackie Watkins coordinated basketball and golf events for the Elks organization on an international level when Junior served as the Grand Athletic Global Director for 20 years. The Watkins’ founded and ran the Hersey Hawkins/Shaun Livingston Summer Basketball League for 35 years. Junior was the league commissioner while Jackie oversaw scoring, scheduling and … Continue reading Jackie and Junior Watkins to receive the Neve Harms Meritorious Service Award from the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame March 30, 2019