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Galveston Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Monday, February 20, 2012

Jamaica Foundation of Houston





The Jamaica Foundation of Houston, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, celebrated their recent membership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce on February 15 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 











Galveston Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola welcomed the organization and thanked them for their involvement.  Cleveland Harris, President of the Jamaica Foundation of Houston, along with Ina Foster and Andy Adams of the Foundation were greeted by the Chamber’s Ambassador Club and awarded with several gifts in appreciation of their membership. 



Mark your calendars!  The Jamaica Foundation of Houston is bringing Ja-Ga Reggae Festival™ to downtown Galveston the weekend of April 13-15, 2012.  The event will be centered on the Harborside lots downtown in front of Willie G’s, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Olympia Grill. The event will feature many main events including a glamorous fashion show, dozens of unique vendors featuring authentic artistry and cuisine, as well as a “Taste of Jamaica--Jerk Cook-off” where contestants will be battling for a yearlong title and prizes. Of course, there will be fantastic food and drinks to satisfy all flavors and cultures for sale to the public.  For more information on the Jamaica Foundation of Houston, visit their website at http://www.JamaicaFoundationofHouston.org.

Photos: 2nd photo - left to right:  Cleveland Harris-President of the Jamaica Foundation of Houston, Ina Foster, Andy Adams, Brad Nall- Independent AFLAC Agent; 3rd photo:  Cleveland Harris-President of the Jamaica Foundation of Houston.

The Jamaica Foundation of Houston Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence in Galveston, Texas

The Jamaica Foundation of Houston, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, is bringing Ja-Ga Reggae Festival™ to downtown Galveston the weekend of April 13-15, 2012!

The event will be centered on the Harborside lots downtown in front of Willie G’s, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Olympia Grill. The event will feature many main events including a glamorous fashion show, dozens of unique vendors featuring authentic artistry and cuisine, as well as a “Jamaican Jerk Cook-off” where contestants will be battling for a yearlong title and prizes. Of course, there will be fantastic food and drinks to satisfy all flavors and cultures for sale to the public.

The grand kickoff event, on Friday, April 13 th is a VIP party and fundraiser hosted for all those who love the Caribbean culture as well as a classy affair. The remainder of the Reggae Festival will be free of charge to the public and will feature performances from a major headlining Jamaican artist. Throughout the weekend, reggae will be filling the streets as bands from all major cities in the US compete in a battle of the bands-‘Reggae Edition’ for 12 hours of studio time along with a yearlong title and major publicity.

Be sure to make your hotel reservations early.

Proceeds of the Ja-Ga Reggae Festival™ will benefit the JFH scholarship program as well the following organizations that the Jamaica Foundation of Houston supports.

  • Dyslexia Intervention Training - trains Jamaican, English teachers to identify students with dyslexia and to help them overcome this reading difficulty and improve academic performance
  • North Street Development Project - works with less fortunate, inner-city children in Jamaica to prepare them for proper careers through guidance, training, and nurturing.
  • Houston Food Bank - a private non-profit organization founded in 1982 in Houston, Texas that provides food and other products to more than 500 hunger relief agencies.
  • HeartGift Houston- brings children to Houston for lifesaving heart surgery from countries where the care they need is either unavailable or inaccessible.

If you would like to become a vendor, enter the cook-off, battle of the bands, fashion show, or to find out more information, visit www.JamaicaFoundationofHouston.org, call 281-241-9929, or email JamaicaFoundationHouston@gmail.com.

JAMAICA FOUNDATION OF HOUSTON
501-(C)(3) non-profit organization
JamacaFoundationHouston@gmail.com




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