Six Fresno County residents honored with African-American Heritage Awards

The Fresno BeeFebruary 25, 2014 

Six Fresno County residents were awarded for their community contributions at an African-American Heritage Awards Ceremony Tuesday.

The event was held in honor of Black History Month at Vintage Rose of Fresno, and was hosted by Assembly Member Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno, who presented the awards.

The awards were given in five categories, including health, community advocacy, education, volunteerism and youth activism.

Those honored were: Erica Alexander, for her efforts in working towards a healthier community; John and Sarah Ford for volunteering; Anne Lopez Gaston for community advocacy; State Center Community College District Chancellor Deborah Blue for education; and Khyri Brown for youth activism.

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