Marion Industries culminated its Black History Month activities with the 37th Annual Black Heritage Council Scholarship and Awards Banquet held on February 28.
The Black Heritage Council is a non-profit organization that raises money to award scholarships to qualified minority students pursuing post secondary education. The theme for the event this year was “Remembering Our History…Remember the Time!” and focused on identifying and celebrating African-Americans who helped shape the Marion community according to a news release for the organization.
Several members of the marion team participated in the evening. Proceeds from this event go towards funding the Council’s ongoing activities and scholarship programs and Marion Industries has been a long time supporter of the Black Heritage Council.
Several Marion Industries associates attended the festivities and enjoyed an evening of fine food and a wonderful speech by keynote speaker Jerry Revish. Mr. Revish is an award-winning WBNS Channel 10 news anchor in Columbus, Ohio.
This year’s banquet was a very special event for one particular Marion Industries associate, Sade Douglas. She had not one but two relatives receive awards. First, her cousin Hydeia Barron was recognized for her academic achievement. Her grandmother, Gladys Hardon, was also recognized for her community involvement over the years and received the “Family Award” from the Council. Gladys has served on or currently serves on the Board of several local organizations and has been a positive influence and role model in the community for many years.
Marion Industries is proud to be associated with the Black Heritage Council and grateful for the opportunities that they provide to the local community!