This year marks the 10th anniversary since the Caribbean American Heritage Council (CAHC) has honored Caribbean Americans and friends of the Caribbean, in recognition of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

At the Caribbean Community Leadership Awards Dinner on June 24, four women were honored for their achievements and contributions to the Tallahassee community. Nicole Everett (Bahamian heritage), host of Conversations with Nicole; Grace Hall (Jamaican heritage) retired food microbiologist with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Enid Lunan (Jamaican Heritage), retired Head Nurse at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital; and Elizabeth Ricci, Esq., (friend of the Caribbean) attorney-at-Law with Rambana and Ricci.

The event was held at the Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club, and co- hosted by Kara Palmer-Smith and Pamela Ridley, members of the inaugural class of honorees in 2009, and CAHC board members. Sponsors included Sentry Self Storage, AEDI, Green Earth Blooms, and Prestige Barber and Beauty Supply.

CAHC is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the cultural heritage of Caribbean Americans and provides a space for dialogue and intercultural exchange. To learn more about CAHC, please visit

IMAGE: (Photo: Special to the Chronicle)