Oscar winner Lou Gossett, Jr. DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox + others to headline 2021 International Trailblazer Awards

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DECATUR, GA—JABY, INC. today announced its honorees for the 2021 International Trailblazer Awards, which will be held on July 18 at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown/Decatur,130 Clairemont Ave. Decatur. The annual awards recognize the outstanding contributions of community leaders and celebrities doing great things in the community.

Last year’s honorees Oscar winner Lou Gossett Jr., Nana Chicken & Waffles owner Kelli Ferrell and DeKalb Sheriff Melody Maddox will join the 2021 honorees:

  • DeKalb Superior Court Judge Shondeana Morris
  • Women’s Professional Long Drive Champion Troy Mullins
  • Clayton County School Board Chair Jessie Goree
  • Atlanta Real Estate Extraordinaire Akia Shaw
  • Atlanta Radio Host Raheen Ashimi
  • Decatur Presbyterian Church’s the Rev. James Todd Speed


Several other 2020 honorees also will be recognized due to the 2020 event being cancelled because of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The program includes a VIP Red Carpet event, hosted by WSB TV’s Veronica Waters, beginnng at 5:30 p.m. along with a silent auction. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the Awards Program, which will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No ticket sales at the door.

Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com or by calling 404-913-9791.



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