Little River Park - Photo by Angela Comperry

Mayor's Unity Breakfast Set for October 26th

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The Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission (HRC) invites all interested citizens to attend the 2017 Mayor’s Unity Breakfast on Thursday, October 26, 2017 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 recipients 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  Thurmond  became  executive director.   
Nominations are being accepted until October 6th.  Forms for the Hal and Bettye Thurmond Award  can  be  found  on  Hopkinsville  Human  Relations  Commission  website
This year’s theme is Together in Love & Unity. Moving forward to embrace an active role in this year’s theme the committee for the Mayor’s Unity Breakfast is launching the Love &  Unity  Project.  The  commissioners  are  asking  that  you  submit  a  photo  of  yourself answering this question: “In what practical ways can we demonstrate love and unity in
our city?” within 140 characters or text.  
Southern  Exposure  Photography  will  be  onsite  before  city  council  meeting  at  the Hopkinsville Municipal Center located at 715 S. Virginia Street, Tuesday, September 5th  from  4pm  until  6pm  in  conference room 139;  to take photos of any of the citizens of Hopkinsville willing to participate.  
Photos can be submitted online at the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission website at

Photos can also be uploaded on several social media platforms by tagging the City or HRC.

Individual tickets ($10.00) or table for eight sponsorships ($80.00) can be purchased at the Municipal Center 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, please call (270) 887-4010.