The 46th Annual Unity Breakfast was held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at The Bruce Convention Center. Mr. Raoul Cunningham, former State NAACP President, was the keynote speaker.
THANK YOU to our 2019 Unity Breakfast Sponsors!
Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award
Each year a Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award is awarded to an individual or group who’s making a difference to improve the community through their dedication to human relations. This award is presented by the Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission.
2019 Recipient: Police Chief Clayton Sumner
The Unity Award is awarded to an individual or group in the community who contributes to the spirit of unity. This award is presented by the City of Hopkinsville.
2019 Recipient: The Boys & Girls Club of Hopkinsville – Christian County
Volunteer of the Year Award
Initiated in 2018, Mayor Carter M. Hendricks recognizes and honors an individual or group for their outstanding service to the city of Hopkinsville.
2019 Recipient: The Boys & Girls Club Board
2019 Building Community Video
Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award Recipients
2018 Joetta Stewart
2017 Barney Bishop 1995 Elizabeth Spencer
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
Unity Award Recipients
2018 Frances Dunbar & Cary Sharber
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
Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients
2018 CCHS AFJROTC