CEO Veronica Ramirez has a giving heart, and she has always wanted Joseph Chris Partners to be a company that gives back to the community. I still remember the meeting where Turn Kings Harbor Blue was born several years ago. After the team decided we wanted to show appreciation for the local enforcement officers that keep our families safe every day, the real work of organizing the event began. And Senior Recruiter Dawn Bahan was exactly what we needed to drive Turn Kings Harbor Blue to be the success it is today.
Dawn, whose father Dennis Dunn was a Captain in the Gretna, Louisiana, Police Department until his passing almost 4 years ago, poured her passion and love for the bravery and sacrifices of our law enforcement officers and their families into the event, working almost a second full-time job leading up to the event’s first launch in November of 2015. Dawn coordinated with the local law enforcement offices, local business owners and community leaders to organize a free concert for our community, packed with free gifts and food for our local law enforcement officers and their families. Kings Harbor literally turned blue, thanks to strands of blue lights decorating all the trees and participants in the event cracking hundreds of blue glow sticks at sundown. The first year was a huge success, and something JCP vowed to support for years to come.
This year is a special year for our community, with so many of our neighbors suffering the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Our office and other Kings Harbor businesses and residences were badly flooded, and we weren’t sure if we’d be able to host our event as we have the past two years. But Veronica and Dawn and Tiffany Kenton, JCP Project Assistant, didn’t give up, and worked tirelessly with the property management team and leaders in the community to make Turn Kings Harbor Blue a celebration of the strength and resilience of our community, and an opportunity to thank law enforcement and first responders who gave so much during Harvey and afterwards.
Turn Kings Harbor Blue promises to be an amazing event, with vendors, food trucks, live music and special guests, and all are welcome to come celebrate with us. More information about the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TurnKingsHarborBlue/