GODFREY — The Madison County Urban League will host its 38th annual dinner, themed “Educate! Empower! Thrive!” Thursday, March 26, at the Commons at Lewis and Clark Community College.
This event generates support for Urban League programs such as housing, employment, economic inclusion and more.
As part of the celebration, the Urban League will recognize those who have been instrumental in improving the lives of others through service and dedication to the community, and also pay tribute to emerging young leaders.
“As we venture into the future, our expectations and hopes for the youth of this community remain steadfast,” Madison County Urban League President and CEO Brenda Walker McCain said. “Intelligent, passionate and proud young people are essential to the successful development of Madison County and we would like to recognize and promote their achievements and excellence.”
Awards will include:
• Chairman’s Memorial Award — Noted for legacy participation in Madison County in the areas of education and youth leadership.
• Chairman’s Award — Noted for participation in creating and promoting education and youth empowerment.
• Empowered Youth — Noted for exceptional involvement through volunteerism, philanthropy, academic achievement and a positive attitude.
Entertainment featured this year is provided by Louis Michael Jazz Combo featuring Charles Glenn. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a formal dinner. Bob Wills will serve as master of ceremonies.
Tickets are $65 per person or $500 per table of eight. Sponsorships and advertisements in the souvenir booklet are available. For information, call (618) 463-1906.