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Center for Great Neighborhoods to honor community, business leaders at event Nov. 8

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On Wednesday, November 8, The Center for Great Neighborhoods (The Center) will honor local community and business leaders during the organization’s Annual Celebration.

The free event is a celebration of community and business leaders and their commitment to Covington, and will look back at The Center’s accomplishments in 2017.

Awards presented will include the Heart of the Community Award, the Key to the Future Award, the Great Neighbor Award, and the Covington Great Business Award.

Recognized for their significant contributions to their community, the following individuals will receive Heart of the Community Awards:

 J.P. Eastridge and Caerwynn Degua-Demonts
 Sandi Stonebraker
 Sister Janet Bucher
 Ken Landsaw
 Eugene Strong
 Molly Berrens
 Lisa Jarboe
 Annie Matthews
 Stella Terrell
 Thomas Weatherford
 Byron Lile

Recognized for their outstanding leadership and service to their community, the following Covington students, grades 6-12, will receive the Key to the Future Award:

 Yekzhon Aguilar Nolasco
 Tessa Bowling
 Jada Cummings
 Erwin Nolasco Galicia
 Chase Dietz
 Ben Bonfilio

Recognized for their support to The Center and the economic heath of Covington, the following businesses will receive the Covington Great Business Award:

 Fedders Feed and Seed
 Jackson Florist

Recognized for immense dedication to The Center and The People of Covington, the following organization will receive the Great Neighbor Award.

 Kenton County Public Library

“All of the work we do is made possible with the support of people, businesses, and organizations in our community,” said Tom DiBello, Executive Director of The Center. “We enjoy getting a chance to recognize those doing good in our community, reflect on the past year, and look forward to the years to come.”

The Annual Celebration is free to attend and will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Madison Event Center (700 Madison Avenue, Covington).

For more information, or to RSVP for visit the website.

The work of The Center is made possible thanks to major funding partners Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./US Bank Foundation, City of Covington, Duke Energy Urban Revitalization Initiative, Ed & Joann Hubert Family Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, LISC, Place Matters, PNC Bank, and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

The Center for Great Neighborhoods has been a catalyst for positive growth in Covington since 1976. The Center sparks this growth by bringing people together, encouraging them to work with each other, and supporting their efforts to shape the future of their community.

The non-profit organization is committed to helping people discover and develop their skills, find and use the resources they need, and discover partners who share their concern for the well-being of Covington.

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