Our 45th Annual Mayor's Unity Breakfast will be held on October 25, 2018. The breakfast will begin at 7:30am-8:45am; at the James E. Bruce Convention Center located at 303 Conference Center Dr. Hopkinsville, KY 42240.
Hopkinsville Community College President Dr. Alissa Young will make featured remarks on the theme “Better Together.” The previously confirmed speaker State Secretary of Education and Workforce Development Derrick Ramsey was unable to attend due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts.
Individual tickets for $10.00 and tables for ten at $100.00 may 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. Tickets purchased at the door are $15.00 each.
This year along with the Hal & Bettye Thurmond and the Unity Award, a new Volunteer award will be presented at the breakfast. The City of Hopkinsville Mayor Carter M. Hendricks would like to recognize and honor a volunteer for their outstanding service to Hopkinsville. Hopkinsville residents are invited to nominate a volunteer they believe deserves this meritorious award.
Hal & Bettye Thurmond and Unity Award
Each year a Hal & Bettye Thurmond and Unity Award are awarded to someone who’s making a difference to improve the community through his/her dedication to human relations, and community members who contribute to the spirit of unity. The awards are presented by the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission and the City of Hopkinsville.
If you know someone in the Hopkinsville-Christian County area who’s making a difference to improve the community through his/her dedication to human relations, please nominate them for the Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award presented by the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission. Please send nominations, along with a brief bio of explanation, by mail or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 715 South Virginia St. Please be sure not to select a previous reicipent when submitting.
2018 Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award Nomination form
Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award Recipients
2017 Barney Bishop
2016 Bonnie Lynch 1994 Howard Myers
2015 Angie Major 1993 Linda Pearson
2014 Tom Bell 1992 Russell Weatherwax
2013 Kurt & Susan Anderson 1991 Norman Freeman
2012 Rev. Buddy Slaughter 1990 Tom C. Steiner
2011 Nikki Durham 1989 Fannie Louise Maddux
2010 Elaine Love 1988 J.T. Lynch
2009 Jesse Quarles 1987 Mary Francis Loving
2008 Charles Turner 1986 Roger W. Holloway
2007 Suzy Schlegel 1985 J. Raymond Lord
2006 Mary Smith 1984 Norma Berens
2005 Wally Bryan 1982 Eugene Pool
2004 Marby Schlegel 1981 Rev. A.R. Lasley
2003 Penny Chewning 1980 Frank J. Thomas
2002 Wynn & Linda Radford 1979 Carolyn Self
2001 Wendell Lynch 1978 Joseph V. Rose
2000 Garnett Smith 1977 K.O. Cayce, Sir
1999 Marlin & Rochelle Anderson 1976 Mamye B. White
1998 Diane Croney - Turner 1975 Francis Eugene Whitney
1997 Jim & Joyce Adams 1974 Mrs. John Blane, Sr.
1996 Barbara Waggoner 1973 Mary Virginia Parrish
1995 Elizabeth Spencer
Unity Award Recipients
2017 Bill & Kaye Munday
2016 Indian Physicians Alliance for Community Service 2011 Jim Wisby
2015 Rev. Dr. M.O. & Renee Fort 2010 Dr. Vernell Larkin
2014 Challenge House Movement 2009 Wally Bryan
2013 Isabel Soberal 2008 Matthew Harris
2012 Graham and Rita Harvey 2007 Inner City Advisory Committee