A number of adults who give of their time to benefit young people will be honored on Dec. 1 at the second annual Pinnacle Awards and Scholarship Gala at the Clarkston Community Center.
The 2012 honorees are Dr. Henrie Treadwell of Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. M. Christopher Griffith of Kaiser Permanente, and chef Kenley and Myra Waller of Kenley’s Restaurant.
The evening of recognition, dinner and live entertainment, which begins at 7, will feature Dr. Yasmin Tyler Hill, interim chair of pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, as keynote speaker. Three Atlanta Public Schools seniors will be awarded $500 book scholarships.
Fox 5’s Lisa Rayam will be mistress of ceremonies for the event, which is presented by the nonprofit Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation.
R&B recording artist Shayla Harris & the Professors will perform. Guests will be able to bid on a great selection of silent auction items that include vacations to Florida and the Caribbean; Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre tickets; fine art; and sports memorabilia from the Atlanta Falcons, Braves and Hawks.
A gourmet dinner buffet features chef Dene Lynn of Atlanta Botanical Garden and desserts by chef Clarice Collado of Royal Pastry Designs. Silas Si-Man Baby of Majic 107.5, Greg Street of V103, and DeKalb District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson are expected to attend.
Ticket prices start at $25 and proceeds benefit the Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, which fosters and promotes children’s health by fighting childhood obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
The Clarkston Community Center is at 3701 College Ave. in Clarkston.