The Community Empowerment Council Inc. of Jefferson County will host its second annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children. Proceeds from the banquet will benefit homeless and at-risk youth of Margie’s House and Hank’s House, according to a spokesman.

Details: Tony J. Anderson, founder, 536-2722 or 536-8484.