African American Firefighter Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Released on: October 11, 2007, 12:00 pm
Press Release Author: Marie Lemelle/Platinum Star Public Relations
Industry: Non Profit
Press Release Summary: City and County firefighters will honor Fire Chief Douglas Barry at the annual dance to raise funds to preserve the history of African American Firefighters on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the African American Firefighter Museum at 1401 Central Avenue
Press Release Body: Dance under the stars with the African American firefighters on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the African American Firefighter Museum, 1401 Central Avenue, Los Angeles 90021 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Give your support to sustain Fire Station 30 and the rich history and culture about the challenges African American firefighters faced and overcame in Los Angeles beginning in the late 1800s. Tickets are $50 for the dinner and dance. For the dance only, tickets are $25. The dance floor opens at 9 p.m. Purchase tickets at the door or for advance purchase, call Darlean Anderson, office manager of the Stentorian Center at (323) 294-4143 or Brent Burton at (323) 855-0812. Free parking is available. Donations are tax deductible. "Fire Chief Douglas Barry, the first African American Fire Chief in the history of the City of Los Angeles, will be honored during the dinner," said Captain Brent Burton, who also serves as the president of the African American Firefighter Museum and the Los Angeles County Stentorians. The Mistress of Ceremonies is V100 Radio Personality Daniella Masterson, host of the Sunday morning show, "It's A New Day." "Barry has accomplished a goal that firefighters such as retired fireman and historian Arnett "The Rookie" Hartsfield thought he would never live to see." Hartsfield retired more than 40 years ago. Barry's appointment by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a testament to creating a leadership reflective of a diverse Los Angeles. "The dance will benefit the Museums educational projects such as the high school internship program, the \"Little Sparks\" day camp for 8-12 year olds and the volunteer docent program," said Burton. The museum is operated by volunteers. "The Museum serves as a voice for untold and little known stories about African American firefighters who wanted and earned the right to protect and serve the Los Angeles community," said Burton. "At the Museum you will discover a vital part of the history of Los Angeles that should never be forgotten." For press credentials, contact Marie Lemelle at 213-276-7827 or email@example.com.
Web Site: http://www.aaffmuseum.org
Contact Details: Marie Y. Lemelle 343 Pioneer Drive Glendale, CA 91203 213-276-7827 818-500-7588 firstname.lastname@example.org