The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration will take place in January, date to be determined, and organizers are calling for nominations for the three awards that are given out at the celebration each year:

  • James R. Burgess, Jr./Susan Freiburg Humanitarian Award – An award honoring the humanitarian efforts of individuals who contribute to the basic human dignity of those in need.
  • Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award – An award honoring individuals who engage in improving the well-being of Champaign County.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Achievement Award – An award honoring individuals or organizations that work for social justice in the spirit of Dr. King.

If you know of someone in the community who is deserving of one of these awards, you can nominate them here

Top photo from Champaign County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Facebook page.