Citizens to be honored at MLK Awards Celebration

Jan 9, 2014

On Sunday afternoon, January 19th, the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce will once again host the 2014 The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Celebration, promoting leadership by example.

The Hunt County African American Leadership Conference event is a vehicle through which to underscore individual commitments to tenets generally associated with the legacy of Dr. King, and to recognize those individuals publicly.

Examples of award categories are: Spirit of Service, Spirit of Honor and Dignity, MLK Education Award, MLK Humanitarian Award, MLK Man of the Year and Woman of the Year, and the MLK Lifetime Achievement Award.

Honorees this year include Billy and Charlene Crosby, Emma Martin, Robin Alexander, the Commerce Chamber of Commerce, Coach Colby Carthel, Dr. Joseph Webber, Judge Andrew Bench, and Opal Pannell, among many others.

See the letter sent to award winners here.

This annual gathering is also known for inviting powerful and engaging guests speakers. This year, A&M-Commerce Director for Community Engagement Noah Nelson will carry out the role. The master of ceremonies will be Jason Cunningham of Commerce.

The Hunt County African American Leadership Conference is led and organized by president Dr. LaVelle Hendricks.