JFH Independence Gala 2018

Jamaica Foundation of Houston’s Annual Independence Gala 2018!

The Jamaica Foundation of Houston celebrated Jamaica’s 56th Year of Independence in style on July 28, 2018 at the Elegance Banquet Hall in Houston, Texas. Special thanks to Vice President & Gala Chair Gloria Campbell for chairing the gala.

The evening highlight was none other than Jamaica’s very own Owen “Blakka” Ellis, longtime friend of Vice President Gloria Campbell.

L-R: Hon. Beveryly Ford, “Blakka”, Gloria Campbell

“A professional actor, writer and teacher, Blakka is widely regarded as one of the top comedic entertainers in the Caribbean. Blakka co-produced and starred in one Jamaica’s most successful comedy productions “Laugh Jamaica” which won the Actor Boy Award for Best Revue 1998. He’s won numerous awards for his comedic work. As well as being an established artist “Blakka” is also involved in education and training. He has conducted workshops and training seminars for development workers, cultural agents, Peace Corps volunteers, diplomats, teachers and performing artists locally and internationally. These projects include working in places such as England, Germany, Canada and Zimbabwe.” — (https://jamaicans.com/blackaelllis/)

Thanks to Honorary Consul to Jamaica in Houston Attorney K. Omari Fullerton for the warm reception of our honored guests.

The night’s award was given to Mr. and Mrs. Errol Anglin. Errol Anglin is a former president of the Foundation.

Gala photographs