For the fifth time in as many years, CCDC of Morristown Hosts 5th Anniversary party on Sept. 21 dubbed “A Tasteful Celebration of Motown Music & Comedy.” The event features comedian Jonathan Slocumb and WBLS-FM Radio Personalities Felix Hernandez and Jeff Foxx.
The fundraiser takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt located at 3 Speedwell Avenue in Morristown. Hernandez can be heard on WBLS-FM’s acclaimed Rhythm Revue on Saturdays and seen hosting sold-out classic soul parties throughout the tri-state area. Foxx, a musician and composer, tours the Tri-State Area with The Jeff Foxx Band and hosts the WBLS-FM Jeff Foxx Show on the weekends. Hernandez and Foxx will be hosting the dance floor with Motown classics.
Comedian Jonathan Slocumb, who is described as, “one of a few funny men who can captivate an audience with limitless laughter yet still remain within the boundaries of decency, tastefulness and tact,” will host the comedy stage.
In addition to touring the world as a standup comic, Slocumb has made numerous television appearances including The Steve Harvey Show, BET’s Comicview, and Def Comedy Jam, portrayed Pastor in the movie Meet the Browns, and hosted such events as the NAACP Image Awards, the Essence Music Festival, and The Stellar Awards.
“As the title of our celebration suggests, we’re planning a tasteful, festive evening full of laughs, music, food, and dance. It’s our way of engaging the community we serve while raising funds that will enable us to continue offering quality enrichment programs for local youth,” said Carol Lynn Patterson, chair of the CCDC Board of Directors. “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our five years of service to the northern New Jersey region than to host a party with a purpose.”
The proceeds of A Tasteful Celebration of Motown Music & Comedy will help support the mission of CCDC, which is to enhance the well-being of its community through education, outreach and collaborative partnerships. CCDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and offers a variety of “youth enrichment services” (YES) to improve the health of the minds, bodies and souls of young people in its service area. Signature programs include YES Camp and the YES Leadership Academy. Licensed by the state of New Jersey, YES Camp offers a well-rounded, six-week, innovative summer experience to children in grades K-10 and is designed to stimulate and facilitate fun, enrichment, leadership development, and wellness. Campers enjoy healthy meals, guest speakers, and trips to the Bronx Zoo, Liberty Science Center, and Dorney Park.
The YES Leadership Academy provides students in grades 1-12 one-on-one and group training sessions to learn how to become effective leaders in their communities and to enhance their prospects of going to and graduating from college. In addition to training sessions, students earn volunteer hours through various community service activities, take field trips, and gain hands-on knowledge of fiscal responsibility by planning and executing fundraising projects.
To learn more about “A Tasteful Celebration of Motown Music & Comedy” or CCDC and its many programs, please visit www.ccdcmorristown.org.