Two lucky fans and their spouses won the trip of a lifetime to the 46th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on Feb. 6, courtesy of the Suddenlink-TV One ‘Best Supporting Fan’ Sweepstakes. Pictured above from left to right are Mike and Herlene Ancar of Greenville, N.C., and Betty and Anthony Wyble of Iowa, La.
Each couple’s prize package included:
- Round-trip airfare for two
- Two tickets to the awards show
- Three nights luxury accommodations at Pasadena Hotel
- Ground transportation
- A private group tour of Hollywood
- A $500 gift card for a shopping spree
- Pre-show hair and makeup experience
- Special occasion wear chosen from retailers in their communities
- Walking the red carpet
A lifelong resident of Louisiana, Betty has been a dedicated nurse since 1971. She and her husband of 38 years are the proud parents of two sons and grandparents to five boys and two girls.
Herlene is a program director for Allied Health Sciences at Miller Motte College in Greenville. A Navy veteran and motivational speaker, she is currently working to complete her doctorate in Healthcare Management.
“The Image Awards to me signify that dreams do come true,” said Herlene. “The trip was beyond my imagination, and we truly felt like winners.”
The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honor individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Anthony Anderson, the star of sitcom “Black-ish” and a 2015 Image Award winner, hosted this year’s star-studded event. Presenters and attendees included Common, Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, Gina Rodriguez, Chadwick Boseman, Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Beharie, Octavia Spencer, Omar Epps, Shemar Moore, Taraji P. Henson, Tessa Thompson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Uzo Aduba, Wendy Raquel Robinson and many more. (See complete list of nominees and winners.)
Taraji P. Henson took home the esteemed NAACP “Entertainer of the Year” award, with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. receiving the NAACP “Chairman’s Award” and Spike Lee receiving the NAACP “President’s Award.”