The African Methodist Episcopal Church, Monticello/Warren District, where Rev. Dr. James R. Hooper is the presiding elder will host An Evening of Elegance, a gala banquet honoring the unsung heroes of the Monticello/Warren District, on Friday, August 17 at 5 p.m. at the Star City Civic Center.

The categories are: the Local Church, the School System, the Business Sector, Community/Volunteers and Young Adults.

The speaker for the event will be the 12th Episcopal Bishop of the African Methodist Church Bishop Michael L. Mitchell, presiding prelate.

For more information and tickets, call Brenda Binns, public relations chairman, at 870-723-0661. Tickets are $25.