The Joe Lockett show hosted its first “Superman in the City” Celebration on Sunday, June 19th at Shades Creek Community Center in Ross Bridge.
Local men were nominated by their peers and family to receive public recognition for their leadership and community service.
The room was filled with supporters who cheered on each recipient as he received his award. Parents, wives, children and friends shared stories of heroic action, personal accomplishments and community service about each nominee.
Stories included fathers being great listeners and providing insightful advice while making significant sacrifices to ensure that family and household needs were met and exceeded. Other stories referenced the leadership, character and integrity modeled by these fathers that continue to transform their children into the high achievers.
Examples included Antoine Arrington, who does not have any children, but works tirelessly with local youth to enhance their athletic skills while mentoring and coaching. Abdul Alwahiid was nominated three times by his peers for his commitment as a community activist in the western area of Birmingham. Joe Lockett Jr., host of the Joe Lockett Show, received a leadership award for his service in the community. Antonio Boswell (co-host of the Joe Lockett Show and head photographer of A. Boswell Photography) received an appreciation award for going “above and beyond” in acts of service within the community and mentoring youth.
The “Superman in the City” event will be hosted annually on Father’s Day weekend and will continue to recognize dedicated dads and other men who make a difference.