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Citizen Award reception planned for May 19

Apr. 29, 2013 @ 11:40 PM

The winners of The Herald-Dispatch's 2012 Citizen Awards will be honored with a presentation and reception at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Huntington Museum of Art.

The award presentations will be in the museum's Grace Rardin Doherty Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall. The event is free, and family and friends of winners, as well as the public, are welcome to attend.

Those recognized include:

ZACK BINKLEY AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE: Leo Fleckenstein, for his work as the driving force for establishing a dental clinic to serve uninsured people.

BUSINESS INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR: Jack Bazemore, president of JABO Supply Corp.

THE LOWELL CADE SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR: Dot Hicks, a longtime advocate for women's sports at Marshall University.

SPECIAL COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD: David Graley, chief operating officer of the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation.

THE HERALD-DISPATCH AWARD FOR THE ARTS: Katherine Cox, director of the education program at the Huntington Museum of Art.

SPECIAL COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD: Mike Sellards, chief executive officer of St. Mary's Medical Center.

THE HERALD-DISPATCH CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Sylvia Ridgeway, local and state president of the NAACP.

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