First and foremost, I am so grateful that together we were able to organize such a remarkable event [War hero attends local screening of ‘Red Tails,’ Feb. 9]. I’d like to thank the Tuskegee Airmen for greeting the community, and honoring us with their time, knowledge and inspiration. I like to thank the ICE Lawndale Theater management for being so generous in providing us with the morning’s entertainment. I also would like to thank Dawn Ferencak for all her hard work put towards the event, and Austin Weekly News for informing our community and being apart of our Black History Month celebration. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone for the incredible turnout that made this Black History Month celebration such an overwhelming success.

State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (8th)

Thank you so much, Mr. Ford; me and my family had a wonderful time.

Nadine Mason

What a wonderful opportunity to meet state Rep. Ford and experience the great changes he is making in the West Side through Dawn’s work with Austin Weekly. She continues to be proactive in bringing the community to the forefront with focus and passion

Kenni Jean Schrader