Come one and come all to the 10th Annual Firefighters’
Ball. Make plans now and reserve the date for a night of fine dining and
dancing with firefighters and friends. This occasion is open to the
community and is a fund-raising event that benefits the Ed Bridges
Scholarship Fund. The Austin African American Firefighters Association is
hosting the event.
Wade has over 25 years experience in community service and public relations.
She has the pristine and proven ability to enhance relationships and
effectively communicate with diverse individuals. She is a master trainer,
organizer and advocate. Pam believes that one’s inability to effectively
communicate and adapt to diversity is the stronghold that keeps him or her
from reaching their full potential.
Pam currently works
full-time with The City of Austin, Human Resources Department as a Municipal
Civil Service Coordinator. She is also the principal consultant and owner of
A’JA Consulting Firm (affectionately named after her grandchildren) firm
derived from a birth of unexpected possibilities. A’JA provides Pam an
opportunity to share her insight, experience, professionalism and valued
skills to individuals, organizations and agencies.
leadership roles Pam has been honored and recognized for her dedication and
NAACP- Presidents Award, Texas Alliance of Black
School Educators-Outstanding Leadership, National Coalition of Title
One-Outstanding Service, NAACP- Community Service Award, Family
Forward-Leadership Award, African American Heritage Council-Healthy Hero
Award, Central East Austin Weed and Seed-Community Leadership, Richard E.
Hopkins-Torch Award, City of Austin - African American Heritage Award, East
Austin Coalition - Outstanding Leadership, Blacks in Government –
Outstanding Service, NAACP – Outstanding Leadership.
Influential Leader by the
Austin American Statesman, Ms. Wade was the First African-American
Female Campaign Manager for a County-wide Race.
Although she has been
recognized for her accomplishments, she is most proud of being a mother to
Candice Wade-Cooper and Camela Wade-Guyton, and grandmother to Jayden
Cooper, Alan Jr. and Addyson Guyton.
was the Big Bang. Then, there was Quita Culpepper. Oh
Quita, how we love thee, let us count the ways ... What
can we say about Quita that we haven't already said?
Let's just say this: She. Is. Awesome. Charming, smart,
engaging, and so very Austin.
always been a huge part of my life...I remember being a
little kid, my nose practically pressed against the tv
screen watching the 11 o'clock news. (No, my parents
didn't let me stay up that late. I snuck out of bed to
see it! Sorry Mom and Dad!) My family and I moved from
Upstate New York to Austin when I was 13, and I've come
to think of this unique and quirky city as my second
I was lucky
enough to get my first job in news right here in Austin,
working for a local radio station, and after that,
landed at KVUE, where I anchor KVUE News Weekend and
report three days a week. I also get to do a consumer
segment called "Does it Work Wednesday," which I really
I've been in
this business for more than 15 years...won quite a few
awards and accolades along the way, and met everyone
from the President of the United States to the man who
works behind the counter at my favorite restaurant. And
I've enjoyed every moment. I'm lucky enough to work with
a great group of people.
this is what I do. And I'm proud to do it for KVUE."
your tickets now!!!
Regular table (10) $350 Regular ticket $40 Door price $45 Dance only $15
cannot make it to the ball, you can make a donation
I Am Hanna LaShay is an American vocalist, model and
actress. Born in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. Hanna has always had a passion
for entertainment, fashion and performance. Some family members proclaim she
was born with a pair of heels and a
microphone in each hand! With a sense of pop, jazz and
modern day R&B, her voice creates a category of her own.
Hanna’s aspirations for entertainment are twofold. While
Hanna loves to express herself through performance, she also likes to use her
public platform to inspire teen girls all over the world. Hanna’s personal
story includes struggling with her own confidence and self doubt due to being
bullied for many years throughout middle school. Despite the hardship of being
bullied, Hanna made the choice to defy the odds, to stand up for herself and
to pursue her passion. With the help of her loving mother's support she has
begun to surpass her goals and reach great measures.
Hanna’s singing and performing credits include:
The Urban Music
Festival, The Nzuri Natural Hair Show, The Armed Forces
Natural Hair Expos, The Women in Jazz Association, The KAZI 88.7 Austin
Summerfest, Austin's Sip and Social Event, Sister Tri-ing Health & Fitness,
The Intersection Dance Program, and The U Better Sing PBS web series.
Hanna’s modeling career includes print, video and runway
for the following
Toombas Jean and Denim Company, Do You Naturally
Holistic Hair Salon, Austin Fashion Week 2012, Designer Isabella Rose Taylor,
Dress Austin, and Andre Terry.