State Representative Dawnna Dukes
State Representative
Dawnna Dukes

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State Representative Dawnna Dukes and Women In Jazz invite you to attend the 15th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival (AACHF), on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Last year's festivities were highly successful with over 60 vendors, nearly 3,000 in attendance and fundraising efforts that have granted over $130,000.00 to the Huston-Tillotson University Scholarship Fund!

We extend special thanks to our generous sponsors, hard-working volunteers and service providers, without whom this wonderful event could not have been possible in 2013.

Our 15th annual festival, scheduled on Saturday, February 22nd, will again be held on the beautiful grounds of Huston Tillotson University, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. Huston-Tillotson is located at 900 East Chicon Street in central east Austin. With a purposeful objective to raise scholarship funds for Huston-Tillotson University, Texas' oldest Historical Black College, AACHF offers a family-friendly extravaganza filled with games and vendors; providing a Kid’s Zone with bounce houses, safety demonstrations, arts & crafts, home décor, books, clothing, jewelry, storytelling, health, vision and dental screenings and insurance outreach coupled with dance, giveaway prizes and a live entertainment mix to satisfy varying musical tastes.




Raised in Akron, Ohio, Howard Hewett moved to Los Angeles. He would eventually meet Soul Train dancer and future first wife Rainey Riley-Cunningham, then a secretary of the show's creator and original host Don Cornelius. It was he who introduced Hewett to fellow Soul Train dancers Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel, and their group, Shalamar, was born. The trio is best known for songs such as "Second Time Around", "A Night to Remember", "Dancing in the Sheets" and the ballad "This Is For The Lover In You". Hewett was the group's lead singer from 1979 until 1985. (To continue reading bio click here.)

We are expecting another day filled with food, fun and excitement in 2013.

We welcome you to join us.



State Representative Dawnna Dukes - District 46

State Representative Dawnna Dukes - District 46 Rep. Dawnna Dukes
District 46

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