Mayor Kemp invites all interested citizens to attend the 2013 Mayor’s Unity Breakfast on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 7:30 to 8:45 A.M. at the Christian County Senior Center, formerly A. W. Watts Senior Citizens Center, at 1402 West Seventh Street, Hopkinsville Kentucky.
The Unity Breakfast is held in October each year in conjunction with the annual Human Relations Week. The winner of the Hal and Bettye Thurmond Award will be announced at the breakfast. This award is given to an individual or group which has shown outstanding dedication to the improvement of human relations in the area. The award is named for Hal Thurmond and his wife, Bettye, whose work to integrate housing, lunch counters and public schools and to improve race relations in Christian County in the 1950’s and 60’s earned them a posthumous induction into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2006. A local business owner and president of Blue lake Block Company, Mr. Thurmond demonstrated his commitment to the civil rights movement by helping to establish the Human Relations Commission, of which Mrs. Bettye Thurman became executive director.
Individual tickets ($10.00) or table for eight sponsorship ($80.00) can be purchased at the Lackey Municipal Building in the Human Relations Commission or the Mayor’s office or from any member of the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission. For additional information or to reserve tickets or tables, call (270) 890-0200.