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Local leaders honored as “trailblazers” at annual awards program

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JABY, Inc. and Suite 20 Day Spa hosted the 2014 International Trailblazers Awards on July 20 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

Radio news anchor Veronica Waters hosted the red carpet event. 

The first awards program was hosted in 2010.  

Suite 20 Day Spa was founded by husband and wife team Ceasar and Kristy Gaiter to provide affordable hair care in the community. After three successful years in business, Kristy Gaiter, a licensed hair care professional, founded the nonprofit, JABY, Inc. (Just About Blessing You) to put on the Trailblazer Awards.

Trailblazers recipients for 2014 include Justice Trailblazer Ashley Gibson; Leadership Trailblazer Keith Parker; Legend Trailblazer Barbara Jones Slater; Spiritual Trailblazer Bishop William L. Sheals, Pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church; Business Trailblazer Yaki Watkins; Community Service Trailblazer Stephanie Cogdell; and Future Trailblazer Trent Williams.

Past recipients of the Trailblazer Awards have included pillars in the community such as Congressman Hank Johnson, Bishop Gary Hawkins of Voices of Faith, and On Common Ground News Publishers Glenn and Valerie Morgan. 

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