For Immediate Release
May 25, 2012
Flowers Communications Group
(BPRW) Two Chicago Teachers Surprised with Tickets to Essence Music Festival in Classroom
- Teachers presented with a trip for two to New Orleans by the BMOA along with WGCI radio personality Tony Sculfield -
On Thursday, as the teachers conducted their regular afternoon classes, WGCI radio personality Tony Sculfield, along with BMOA members Lance Jones and Melvin Buckley, school principal Sarah D. Abedelal and school administrator Jennifer Ellen interrupted the sessions bearing balloons and other gifts. As their students shrieked with excitement, the surprised teachers were each presented an oversized airline boarding pass highlighting a trip for two to New Orleans. Their prizes also include Essence Music Festival VIP access, hotel accommodations and spending money.
Drawing more than 350,000 attendees annually, the Essence Music Festival features some of the top names in R&B and Soul music. This year’s line-up includes D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Estelle, Aretha Franklin and many more.
About the BMOA
The Black McDonald’s Operators Association of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana is a membership organization of 15 owner operators who are dedicated to empowering minds and building leaders in the communities they serve. This is achieved through signature educational and community outreach programs, employment and career development programs and embodiment of the spirit of entrepreneurship. BMOA members are committed to assisting the next generation of McDonald’s owner operators, encouraging the importance of reading, writing and life skills, and giving back to the community.
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From L to R: BMOA member Melvin Buckley; grand prize winner, first grade teacher Tiffini Cooley; BMOA member Lance Jones and WGCI-FM radio personality Tony Sculfield at Joseph Brennemann Elementary School (Photo: Business Wire)
From L to R: School administrator Jennifer Ellen; BMOA Member Lance Jones; grand prize winner, physical education teacher, Randall Powell; BMOA member Melvin Buckley; WGCI-FM radio personality Tony Sculfield, and school principal Sarah D. Abedelal at Joseph Brennemann Elementary School (Photo: Business Wire)
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