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Joe’s Movement 2016 Annual Gala Award Recipients Announced

Joe’s Movement Emporium will recognize seven remarkable individuals who make it possible for Joe’s to move bodies, minds and communities at “Rhythm of the Night” Joe’s Movement Emporium’s Annual Gala on Saturday, March 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, Maryland in the Gateway Arts District of Prince George’s County.

This year’s honorees are:

  • John Hannon
    Louis Woodring
    “Mighty Joe” Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Melissa Mackey, Parkdale High School
    Laura Schandelmeier, Dance Box Theater
    Community Legacy Award
  • Michael Friend, Soul in Motion African Dance and Drum
    Creative Visionary Award
  • Mary Jane Coolen and Edward Terry
    Incredible Impact Award

Joe’s arts programs and services continue to grow and expand based on need and demand. Both of its Maryland State Certified arts programs—Club Joe’s, the afterschool program, and Camp Joe’s, the summer arts-based camps—have nearly doubled in attendance in the past year. In addition, Joe’s has received requests to implement its arts education curriculum in other parts of the region. Therefore, Joe’s is working to expand its service delivery beyond its current facility, while sustaining existing programs and investing in facility upgrades and improvements. Joe’s vision is to increase and enhance the movement education experience in support of academic achievement. These opportunities for growth are possible only through the generous support of sponsors and donors and through the gala, Joe’s largest annual fundraising event.

For “Rhythm of the Night” gala reservations or information, please contact Director of Development, Barbara Goliday, at 301-699-1819 or [email protected] Individual tickets for “Rhythm of the Night” are $120.00 per person. Event sponsorships start at $500.00.

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(via Joe’s Movement Emporium. Photo by Marketa Ebert.)