linda-johnson.jpgFamily and friends of Jhanelle Tanner gathered last month to honor the bride-to-be at an elegant bridal shower tea in Miramar.  Guests were treated to a beautiful celebration at the Sunset Lakes Clubhouse hosted by Jessie Lewis Tanner, paternal grandmother, and aunt, Wanda Tanner Kimbrough, of Houston, Texas.

Pretty tea hats and generous bouquets of purple hydrangeas accentuated the festive décor. Among those seen on the scene were: Karen McGregor Swaby (mother), Eurith McGregor (maternal grandmother), Pearl Bethel, Ruthel Blake, Verna Edington, Eddye Gay, Greg and LaTaryn Gay, Eddie Kimbrough, Kirk and Celia McGregor, Veronice Rahming, Naomi Smith and Bettye Woodson. Soon after, Jhanelle wed Richard Simpson-Blake in Kingston, Jamaica, where they now reside. 



The North Broward County Chapter of The Links Inc. recently held its “Third Annual Denim and Diamonds – Dancing for a Cause Friend-raiser Gala” at the Gulfstream Park, Sport of Kings Ballroom. The Peter London Global Dance Company kicked off the exotic, fun-filled event, which featured a line-up of celebrity dancers including retired NFL player James McKnight, formerly with the Miami Dolphins, and his beautiful dance partner Ashley Green. The smooth duo brought the sellout crowd to its feet as they danced to the tunes of Michael Jackson, receiving a perfect score of all 10s.  But Paul Wilson and his wife Farrah, dancing to a variety of tunes from hip hop to jazz, stole the show and won the 2013 Celebrity Dance Couple Award. Paul is the executive director of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project and the son of Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, who was a guest in the audience.  The other contestants included Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Broward County school board member  and her son Gabriel Sheffield; Thema Campbell, president/CEO of Girl Power and her partner Rashad Ingraham; Carolyn Edwards, author and professor and her husband Sheldon; and Janet Ward, president/CEO of the Parent Information Resource Center and partner Clive Anthony Ellis. Proceeds from the event will be used to support The Links’ “Girls on the Move” mentoring program. Earlene Striggles Horne is president of the chapter.