Keshia Knight-Pulliam posing with Ford’s K.P. Smith, Tim Witt and reality-star Monyetta Shaw
Written by | Ray Cornelius
“Ain’t No Party Like a FORD Fusion Party ‘Cause a FORD Fusion Party Don’t Stop!”
Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending ATL’s “unofficial” Summer Kick-Off Jam presented by FORD Motor Company. Appropriately titled, “The Take Flight Experience,” the invite-only soiree took place at the überly sexy Pilot’s Country Club on the grounds of the Peachtree-DeKalb Airport.
The four-hour dance party featured test drives, complimentary cocktails and cuisines, and music by DJ Mars. Hosted by television and film actress, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, the evening also served as a way to re-introduce some of FORD’s signature vehicles including the Fusion and Mustang.
“The Hybrid is the highest EPA in its segment with a number of best in class features, particularly safety. A lot of features you will find on the vehicles are typical of most luxury cars like park assist. It also has blind spot monitoring on the mirrors,” explains Witt. “However, my favorite part of the vehicle is the optional inflatable rear seat belt. No one else—luxury or non-luxury—can offer that. It’s a patent feature that we have exclusively where the seat belt will inflate and protect the occupants if an accident occurs.”
Keshia, who has lived in Atlanta since graduating from Spelman College, said she was thrilled when the company offered her the hosting gig and was excited to align her non-profit, Kamp Kizzy, with the car giant.
“We all know that Ford is a staple brand but they also do a lot for the state of Georgia and particularly the Atlanta community. So, to be in chorus with them and what they stand for was a no brainer,” says Pulliam.
Putting on an event of this magnitude was no easy feat for FORD. So, to help spread the word, they recruited a few Atlanta Ambassadors including music industry executive, Shanti Das; celebrity and entertainment consultant, Sheri Riley; radio personality and actress, Rashana Ali; music executive, Keinon Johnson; and acclaimed sports agent, Chris Luchey.
The event was also attended by a number of ATL stars including Atlanta Exes Monyetta Shaw; former Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star DJ Traci Steel; RHOA Cynthia Bailey; R&B Divas LaTavia Roberson and Meelah Williams; Funk Jazz Kafe’ founder Jason Orr and radio personality, Joyce Littel.
Check out a few photos below:
FORD Take Flight Experience was held at Peachtree-Dekalb Airport (PDK)
Asian cuisine was served among other delectable items
Keshia posing with Atlanta Exes star, Monyetta Shaw
RC with I’na Saulsbery, Event Consultant for Starfire Group
RC with Keshia, who jumped at the opportunity to partner with Ford
Kontol Magazine’s Julian Lark with Project Runway’s Rafael Cox and the ladies formerly of Big Rich Atlanta
RC with Shaw
Keshia posing with FORD ATL Ambassadors Sheri Riley, Nataki Minnix, Mali Hunter, Rashana Ali, & Shanti Das
RHOA Cynthia Bailey posing in front of Ford Fusion
DJ Traci Steel with Ford’s K.P. Smith
RC with RayCornelius.com contest winner, Kristy Bonham
Keshia playing with the Ford puzzle
ATL’s Monica Tookes painting an original FORD masterpiece
RC with Funk Jazz Kafe’ creator Jason Orr
RC with my Blogger Boo, “Its Arkeedah.com”
FORD Ambassador Keinon Johnson with guest and Rashana Ali
RC with my other Blogger Boo, Rita Davis from “CocoaFab.com”
R&B Divas LaTavia Roberson and Meelah Williams/FORD Ambassador Chris Luchey and guest
Photo Credit: Megan Alodie for RayCornelius.com