The Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission is once again seeking nominations for the Hal and Bettye Thurmond Award.
Submissions must include a brief bio of explanation stating why you believe the person is worthy. Hal and Bettye Thurmond worked in the 1950’s and 60’s to integrate housing, lunch counters and public schools in Christian County. Hal Thurmond was was the owner of Blue Lake Block and was president of the Chamber of Commerce. His efforts helped establish the Human Relations Commission and his wife Bettye would become the Executive Director.
This year’s winner will be announced at the Mayor’s Unity Breakfast on October 25th at the Holiday Inn, where HCC President Doctor Jim Selbe will be the keynote speaker. Nikki Radford was the winner of last year’s award.