The Peace Dinner 2012
(Art images: courtesy of the students at Hill Freedman World Academy, Participants of "Art for Peace 2012" - Aaliyah Warrington, Candace Turner, Kylisha Robert, Tori Henry, Keishon Lee and Ashanti Robinson.
"Celebrate Youth in Music and Art for Peace"
Our Second Annual Benefit Dinner was held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Appleford in Villanova, PA with a great success. We welcomed many guests who enjoyed the special music programs by our featured young artists and special guests, dinner and live auction.
Our sincere appreciation to our guests, volunteers, artists and committee members for their kind and generous support.
Music Program of the Evening
Ethan Lee (14), piano
Ethan's numerous awards include: West-Chester University Pre-Collegiate Piano Competition, Tri-County Concerts
Jelani Wheeler (13; Keystone State Boychoir), vocal
Jelani Wheeler is an Eighth Grader attending Hill Freedman World Academy in Pennsylvania. Currently, he is a member of the Keystone State Boychoir. His participation in the choir has led to opportunities for Jelani to sing in four operas – Turandot, Wozzeck, Carmen and most recently La Boheme. In June of this year, he travelled with his choir to Norway and the Arctic Circle, where they were invited to sing for Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Aug San Suu Kyi.
Tomoko Sugawara (kugo- ancient harp)
Doug Shimell (NBC News Philadelphia)
Doug Shimell is an Emmy-winning news reporter who has been with NBC10 since 1995. Prior to joining NBC10, Shimell reported for FOX News Philadelphia, reported and anchored for WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri and was a political reporter and tornado chaser for KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Among Shimell’s many notable stories, one report was responsible for a Pennsylvania law that protects against identity theft. Doug's reporting on other stories brought about arrests of scam contractors and closings of inhumane puppy mill pet stores. Shimell’s coverage of the high profile Tom Capano/Anne Marie Fahey murder case brought him national attention on MSNBC and NBC’s “Today” Show. In addition, his 4-hour live breaking news coverage of the Capano verdict garnered an Emmy nomination. During the course of his news journalism career, Shimell has reported on major breaking news events around the country. While working as a political reporter in Oklahoma, Shimell’s story on illegal campaign contributions to an Oklahoma governor made him the object of a “State of the State” speech and ultimately led to the Governor’s resignation, and it was Shimell's coverage of a Philadelphia-area group that brought an entire prom to Katrina-ravaged Biloxi High School in Mississippi that netted him another Emmy nomination. Shimell’s work has also been acknowledged with awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association, The Livingston Awards and numerous local press club honors.
Born in New Rochelle, New York, Shimell grew up in Connecticut. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Journalism. He is an avid tennis player, workout buff and is captain of NBC10's "Fighting Peacocks" Silver medal Dragonboat team. Shimell resides in Montgomery County with his family.
French Continental Cuisine
Chicken NormandySalmon St. Laurent
Assortment of French Desserts
Red and white wine
Art and Antiques
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