Local leaders to be honored

By Galen Holley/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – A coalition of concerned residents will honor community leaders tonight at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Jack Reed Sr. and the Rev. Robert Jamison will be among those recognized at the banquet for IMPACT, or Initiating Methods and Providing Assistance in Challenging Times.
IMPACT formed last fall as a forum for pastors, many of whom are black, to discuss community issues like education, race relations and other civic matters. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., usually at local churches.
“We cover a broad range of concerns and we welcome anyone interested in what goes on in the city to join us,” said Bishop Clarence Parks of Temple of Compassion and Deliverance.
At the formal banquet, which begins at 7 p.m., Reed and Jamison each will receive a lifetime achievement award for their work in social justice and racial reconciliation.
Other honorees will include Wayne Myles, Susie Owens, Doyce Deas, Rob Hudson and Nettie Davis.
Tickets are $30 at the door and a meal will be served.
Contact Galen Holley at (662) 678-1510 or galen.holley@journalinc.com.