You're Invited to the Inaugural John P. Franklin, Sr.
Humanitarian Award Banquet and Celebrity Roast
In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Alton Park Development
Corporation is hosting the Inaugural John P.
Franklin Sr. Humanitarian Award Banquet and Roast to
honor Mr. Franklin. Mr. Franklin is noted for his
contributions to Hamilton County, the City of
Chattanooga and the great state of Tennessee. Mr.
Franklin is a true humanitarian and his
contributions during the Civil Rights Movement and
his Trailblazing qualities lead him to become the
first and only African American Vice Mayor in the
City of Chattanooga, the first African American City
Commissioner, and the First African American
President of the Tennessee Board of Education.
Mr. Franklin McCallie will be the first recipient of the
John P. Franklin Sr. Humanitarian Award. Mr. McCallie was
born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He comes from a
long line of educators, and his ancestors started the
McCallie School in 1905. Mr. McCallie is a celebrated
educator, and legendary for his love for children and
goodwill. He will be honored for his unselfish efforts to
build race relations, harmony and equality for all mankind
throughout Chattanooga and abroad.
National Radio Hall of Fame Icon and local radio legend
Luther Masingill of WDEF Channel 12 will be roasted during
the occasion. Mr. Masingill also was recently named to the
Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame at Middle Tennessee State
University. Mr. Masingill is featured in the book
"My Life With Luther: A Glimpse of a Legendary American
Broadcaster" by James Howard (Author), Holly Abernathy
(Author). A book signing with Mr. Masingill will he held
that evening at 8:15 pm.
Dr. Horace Traylor will also be a special guest at the
occasion, who has deep roots in the Chattanooga Community.
In addition to serving as President of Zion College and
Chattanooga City College, Dr. Traylor served as Minister of
the First Congretional Church for ten years between
1958-1968. He was a founding member of the United Bank of
Chattanooga in 1971. Dr. Traylor served as Special
Assistant to the Chancellor, University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga between 1969-1972. Appointed by three Mayors of
Chattanooga, his civic activities were many. Dr. Traylor's
career has been one of promoting unity and progress.
Also, in collaboration with area nursing homes and secondary
schools, The Alton Park Development Corporation will provide
complimentary tickets for several senior citizens and
students ages 13-18 to attend the event as honorary guests.
Children will leave the event around 9 pm.
Franklin McCallie 1st to Receive
John P. Franklin, Sr. Humanitarian Award
with Special Guest Speaker Dr. Horace Traylor
and Roast of Hall of Fame Radio Icon Luther Masingill
Hall of Fame Radio Icon and Celebrity Luther Masingill
The Alton Park Development Corporation
cordially invites you to their inaugural John P. Franklin
Sr. Humanitarian Award Banquet and Roast featuring Hall of
Famer and Radio Icon Luther Masingill, who will be roasted
by Chip Henderson, TV News Anchor for
WDEF Channel 12.
Featuring Michael Stewart and The
Rare Coalition Band, and Cafe Lemont's Cuisine and Chef
Jerand as featured Chefs. This is a black tie event with
live jazz entertainment, dance, dinner, cash bar and a live
Ticket proceeds will benefit the John P.
Franklin Sr. Scholarship Fund and Scholarship Funds for
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority as
well as programs of the Alton Park Development Corporation.
Programs supported include scholarships, youth
development, the Stop Imprisonment Now (SIN) program,
“Operation Code Blue“ domestic violence program, reading and
tutoring programs, agriculture and aquapontic program for
food deserts, economic development, Boys Scouts of America,
grassroot senior citizen home repair program, entrepreneur
development programs, and temp job services.
may be purchased at Bears Barber Shop, Chic's Beauty Salon,
Ashanti's Beauty Salon, Greater St. Mary's Baptist Church,
Family Dentistry on Bonny Oaks or you can call (423)
313-3888 or (423) 635-6565.
convenience, you may also purchase your tickets online at
Vendor and Advertisers welcome!
Vendor Booths are available for $100. Media
advertising, souvenir booklet ads, and sponsorship
opportunities available. Contact (423) 313-3888 or (423)
This is an
Alton Park Development Corporation Affair. Corporate
Sponsors are Brewer Media, WDEF Bounce TV and the University
John P. Franklin Sr. Humanitarian Award
Banquet and Celebrity Roast: Celebrating the 50th
Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964,The Alton Park Development Corporation
Presents the John P. Franklin Sr. Humanitarian Awards
Banquet and Local Celebrity Roast August 14, 2014 at
Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad Street, Chattanooga TN 37408
Social Hour with Cash Bar 5:00-6pm
Silent Auction 5pm-8pm
Dinner and Program 6pm-10pm
Tickets $50 individual
Table of Eight $375
One Page $100
Half Page $60
Quarter Page $40
Tier I $2500 (Two Tables, Page Ad, Front Corporate
Banner, Promotion throughout event)
Tier II $1500 (One Table Page Ad, Promotion throughout
Tier III $750 (One Table, Page Ad, Promotion throughout
Tickets can also be purchased at Bear's Barber (Alton
Park Blvd), LeMont's Cafe (23rd Street), Greater St. Mary
Baptist Church(Pastor J.W. Cole- Slayton Avenue), Mary
Lounge (McCAllie Ave.), Chic Beauty Salon (Brainerd Road),
Brewer Media (Carter Street),
Ashanti's Beauty Salon,
Greater St. Mary's Baptist Church or Family Dentistry on
Bonny Oaks. Or you can call (423) 313-3888 or (423)
convenience, you may also purchase your tickets online at
Have questions about John P. Franklin
Sr. Humanitarian Award Banquet and Celebrity Roast:
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of
Contact Alton Park Development Corporation