JBFF-NY Sponsor Appreciation

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and all who support us.

The Sugar Bar owner and host, Entertainer Valerie Simpson, Deanna Brown-Thomas daughter of the Godfather of Soul Mr. James Brown, Turkey Recipient at the James Brown Turkey Giveaway in New York, pictured with Grammy Nominated Recording Artist Martha Wash and Alice Tan Ridley; American Gospel and R&B singer and mother of actress Gabourey Sidibe.

James Brown Turkey Giveaway sponsors for the Hudson Valley: Ondie James owner of Majesty 365, Ruth Maloney; Sponsor & Marketing Events for My Stop & Shop, Charlene Smart of Care 4 Me, Lucretia Manning; Site Manager of Poughkeepsie Friendship Center, Todd Tancredo; Director of Office of Aging, and Kei Jones Model for JBFPAC Fashion Inspires! and PMG International.

Turkey Recipient's; family of four are seen here at the James Brown Turkey Giveaway in New Jersey, with Deanna Brown Thomas, Special Guest, Dr. Cissy Houston Recording Artist and mother of the late Whitney Houston, Taefa Ayers; Tour Director for the James Brown Family Historical Tour in Augusta, GA and Osner Charles, Recreation Representative for the City of East Orange, New Jersey .

Students from 21st Century Grant New York Leadership Photography Class-Poughkeepsie Middle Schoolers were given Press Privileges to Participate in our Giveaway. Left to Right: Ashley Smith, Amaya Hutchinson, Sutanya Gordon, Emani McKintosh, Deanna Brown-Thomas, Cheryl Smith(teacher), Brandan Mauge, Charier Dock (back), Harrison Brisbon-McKinnon/Braheim Ebanks (back), Judah Reid (front), Ijanaya Scott (back) and Carolina Ramirez.

Q92 and iHeart Radio Hosts; Chris Marino Sr. Vice President of Programming and Joe Daily and Deanna Brown-Thomas, Ruth Maloney; Sponsor-Marketing Dept. Events Stop & Shop, Eric Fath; Sponsor Director of Operations Hudson Valley Community Center.

Photo Credit for New York and New Jersey go to: Richard Vassos Photo Credit for Poughkeepsie, NY go to: Students from 21st Century Grant New York Leadership Photography Class-Poughkeepsie

Special Thanks:

My Stop & Shop
iHeart Media
Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
Sugar Bar-NYC
The US Commoners
Friendly Honda
Kristin Jensen-Catholic Chari
Electrikana (R&B/Jazz)
Linda Thornton Thomas
Auntie Evaline
O. Xavier Hixon
Ken Wakefield-NJ
Madinah James-NJ

Tamika Darden-NJ
Leon Denmark-Newark Symphony Hall
Al-Tariq Best-NJ
Glenn Best-NJ
Elise Counts-NJ
Charles Osner-NJ
Ali Little-NJ
Pius Essandoh-NJ
Nakisha Antoine-NESF
Tonya Bryan-NESF
Tee Alston-Sugar Bar, NYC
Jimmy Simpson- Sugar Bar, NYC
Valerie Simpson-Sugar Bar, NYC
Deirdre Burns
Southern Dutchess Coalition
Barbara Baker-Baylor

Kei Jones-FI! Model
Felicia Hodges-Publicist
Staff Hudson Valley Community Center
Youth Helpers (Deiondre Wilson/Deanna Wilson/Darnell Wilson)
Teresa Turner
Tiffany Smart
Coco Gregg- New York Food Bank
Martha Wash
Dr. Cissy Houston
Donna Houston
Dvir Assouline
James Washington Floyd, LLC
Constance Allen
Dawn Wilson
Kedar Patterson
Kristin Jensen-Catholic Charities