By Roscoe Nance
All systems are go for the 14th annual Y. C. Nance Bullock County Achievers Awards Banquet at 3 p.m. Sunday at South Highlands Middle School.
The keynote speaker for this year’s banquet is Dr. John Douglas Chambers, Retired President of Ingram State Technical College and a native of Phenix City, who currently resides in Prattville. Honorees are Robert Earl Lee, the Citizenship Award; Dr. Michael King, the Education Award; Pastor Savannah Fitzpatrick, the Good Neighbor Award; Barbara Randall Greenwood, the Humanitarian Award; Robert Turner, the Political Action Award, and Ollie Brown, the Y. C. Nance Award. Brown will be honored posthumously.
The event honors the memory of the late Y. C. Nance, who was one of the great pioneers in youth and recreation programs in the Union Springs/Bullock County area during the 1960s who the Extension Service Agent for Bullock County from1950-1966.
It also recognizes individuals who have made contributions in various areas to improve Union Springs and Bullock County.
The banquet, sponsored by the Y. C. Nance Memorial Sports Foundation, is the primary fundraiser for the Y. C. Nance Memorial Sports Complex.
The complex is located on the South Highlands Middle School campus. Proceeds from the event go to its maintenance and development.
Banquet tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by contacting foundation president Julius Thomas at 334-239-5813. Tickets will also be available at the door.