The Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Recognition Banquet, scheduled for Thursday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, located at 701 Westmont Drive. The purpose of the banquet is to publicly recognize residents and organizations who have been actively involved in improving human and race relations in Cumberland County.
Nomination forms can be emailed, faxed or mailed by Friday, Feb. 7 to the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Department. A nomination form can be downloaded by visiting FayettevilleOutFront.com/projects/human-relations-2014-recognition-banquet. Categories for awards include: • Commission/Organization Award • Industry/Business Award • Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission Humanitarian Award • Ester Dept and Mary McAllister Individual Award • Inez Easley Educator Award • Alphonso McCoy Youth Award • Religious Leader Award
Dr. James Anderson, Chancellor for Fayetteville State University, is the banquet’s keynote speaker. Sonny Kelly, Director of Operations and Programs for Fayetteville Urban Ministry will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Persons wanting to nominate a person or group for the awards may contact any Human Relations Commissioner of staff person for information. Tickets to the banquet are $40 each. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Department at (910) 433-1696.