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Evans Honored by Camden Publication

"The Anointed News Journal" held its annual gala in Voorhees Friday night.

Councilwoman Crystal Evans was honored Friday night at The Anointed News Journal's annual black-tie gala at The Mansion, in Voorhees.

The Camden-based publication's 17th annual Black Tie Affair Gala was presented by Anointed founder and editor Chris Collins. It was hosted by Andre Collins, former NFL linebacker and Super Bowl XXVI champion.

Evans was among 13 honored at the "Circle of Winners" awards dinner. She became the first African-American woman to serve on the Gloucester Township Council when she was sworn in January 2008.

Among the others honored at Friday night's awards dinner were New Jersey Assemblyman Gilbert L. "Whip" Wilson and Grammy-nominated performer Yocantalie Jackson, a Camden resident.

Evans, whose term on the Township Council expires in just two weeks, told those in attendance at the awards dinner something that became her calling card over the past few years—that political party affiliation should not matter to those holding local elected office when helping and serving the people.

Evans was joined at the awards dinner by her father, Calvin C. Williams Sr., whose book, Instant Inspiration, she used a quote from in accepting her award.

"There will be times when rocks will be thrown and you will fall down; slingshots will come and even boulders," she said. "Each time we take a fall, we get back up and we build from that. We take those rocks, slingshots and boulders of adversity and build a platform and we rise."

The Anointed News Journal is an urban, faith-based news journal.

Darren Gladden December 19, 2011 at 08:17 PM
Even tho we don't see EYE to EYE all the time you are RIGHT it's not about PARTIES it's about making things right for ALL people ......Just care I do http://youtu.be/eNnB4dkVRJI
Aston Photography December 20, 2011 at 04:40 AM
I attended high school with Councilwoman Crystal Evans and even then I knew she was destined for GREATNESS, God bless you and your family. I will see you in February.
Justin December 24, 2011 at 02:45 PM
Classy sexy lady who has a big heart for people.
Michael Costanza January 15, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Crystal, so many people are proud of you. I am personally your biggest fan. I've known you for many years and your personality is so "Great" You are a true friend. You deserve the very best in all you do. You have always been popular, pretty and a woman who so many people simply love. There is no doubt that you are on your way to a successful future. I can't wait to feature you in my next film.
Vanessa April 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Ms. Crystal, you are an amazing woman. I am proud of you. Enjoyed seeing you in the fashion show event over the week end. You took control of that runway. It was a pleasure meeting you. I am very impressed.
Marie October 03, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Crystal, I've known you for quite sometime and you have always been there for people. I admire you for that. Your poise, intelligence, and your concern for society will take you very far. I believe good things happen to good people, and that's why you very much deserve this honor. May God continue to Bless you and your family.

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