Save the date (to come hear Warren St. John and Paul Finebaum!)

stjohnA service station attendant in Bessemer was swarmed with last minute customers at the start of a long holiday weekend. He shook his head in disgust as he said to a preacher next in line, “It’s funny to me that people always wait until the last minute to prepare for a trip they knew they were going to take for a long time.”

“I know,” said the preacher with a huge sigh, “I have the same trouble in my business.”

So. . .

Go ahead and circle this very important date on your calendar and don’t wait until the last minute. The annual AHF awards luncheon is booked at the Wynfrey Hotel for Monday, September 14, 2009. Don’t miss it!

The luncheon has unofficially been recognized as the kickoff to the community’s cultural calendar. AHF is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2009, and this year’s luncheon will be the 20th.

We will welcome author Warren St. John as our keynote speaker, who will be introduced by popular sports radio personality Paul Finebaum.

The annual AHF awards luncheon is booked at the Wynfrey Hotel for Monday, September 14, 2009. Don’t miss it!

St. John was born in Birmingham and attended the Altamont School. He later attended Columbia College in New York City, where he now lives with his wife Nicole. His most recent book, Outcasts United, was released in April 2009. It is a real-life story of a soccer team made up of refugee children known as the Fugees. Representing 13 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, and led by a coach from Jordan, the Fugees unite the small town of Clarkston, Ga.

The 2009 Alabama Humanities Award will be presented during the luncheon, as well as the 2009 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships. This year’s winners are to be determined.

Stay tuned..and mark your calendars!

Photo credit: Charles Thompson

Written by: Paul L.