Citizen Award reception planned for May 19
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.