Published on May 14th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Eau Claire Community Council Awards and Appreciation Dinner
From community activists who have envisioned the future of North Columbia, to elementary school students just learning how to demonstrate their civic pride, the Eau Claire Community Council (ECCC) will recognize the greatness of this community and its residents at their 22nd Annual Awards and Appreciation Dinner on May 25.
With the theme of “Celebrating Everyday People,” the event will be held at the Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Avenue in Eau Claire beginning at 6:00 P.M.
Honorees include Bill Manley and Henry Hopkins, two men who helped forge the renaissance of this North Columbia community in the late 1980s; entrepreneur Sabrina Odom Edwards, executive director of the North Columbia Business Association; restaurateur Roberta Seaborn Smith, founder of Bert’s Diner a hub of community activism for a generation, and Rev. Eddie Guess, pastor of Good News Global Ministries. Students from the area’s public schools will be recognized for academic achievement and civic participation.
Keynote speaker for the event is Roscoe Wilson, father of South Carolina’s own A’ja Wilson, whose meteoric rise as a basketball superstar began with her dad’s coaching. A former resident of North Columbia, Roscoe Wilson was a basketball standout at Eau Claire High School before playing for Benedict College and professional teams both in the US and Europe. He is also founder of The R.C.Wilson Group, L.L.C., developing community-based alternative education and treatment program for adult and juvenile offenders and troubled youth.
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