The Jack Hadley Black History Museum will host a “drive-through” book give-away Tuesday, February 23. Lavalle Belle, author, producer, playwright, and minister, was moved to write a book for youth entitled, “Kids Journal Through COVID-19” a collection of essays written by youths from across the 50 states. These young authors had an opportunity to share their experiences with the pandemic. 

The give-away is located on the grounds of the museum, 214 Alexander St., Thomasville on February 23 from 4-6 p.m. Everyone is invited to drive by the museum to pick up a copy of the book, all while safely socially distancing in your vehicle. 

Belle is also a gifted speaker and has agreed to be the guest speaker of the museum’s Gala, which will be held later on in the week.

On Saturday, February 27, the museum will host its 3rd Annual Gala to benefit the historic Imperial Hotel. This virtual event will start at 7 p.m. and has a masquerade theme — so wear your favorite masquerade masks and have fun! 

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online using the Paypal button on the museum’s website, which is:

If you would rather purchase tickets in person, please wear a mask and come to the museum during office hours. 

This year’s Gala will feature Mrs. Tracie Potts of NBC News’ morning news program and the guest speaker is Mr. Belle. Individuals who are key contributors to the museum’s success also will be honored. They are Mrs. Jacquelyn Bryant, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Abrams, and Mrs. Celes Devoe, all of whom have given countless hours and support to the Museum. We are also honored to have Mr. Jack Hadley of Colorado, who will provide musical entertainment. This will be a fun, inspiring event, the purpose of which is to raise much-needed funds for the Imperial Hotel. 

For more information, contact the Jack Hadley Museum at (229) 226-5029.

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