The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition of Lebanon, Ohio is seeking nominations for its Drum Major for Service Awards. These awards are designed to recognize the contributions of those who exemplify the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as described in his sermon on the Drum Major Instinct.
Specifically, we are looking for three (3) categories of nominees:
Youth – Leaders of Tomorrow
Adult Community Leaders
Adult Community Leader: Ms. Sandra Offord is a long standing member of Zion Baptist Church, the President of the Western Union Baptist District Association - Women’s Auxiliary, and a teacher at Lebanon Junior High School. Ms. Offord has been instrumental to the success of the MLK Program at Lebanon Junior High School. She is also the Drama Club advisor at the school where she works with over 65 students on spring and fall musicals. She is being recognized for your dedication and service to her church, school, and community.
Organization: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Lebanon, Ohio. St. Patrick’s has played an instrumental role in diversity and inclusion efforts in the community. St. Patrick's started the homework club and, through Jean Benning, helped us launch Homework Zone. They offered a class on Equity and Justice last year associated with the 40 days of peace, "Seeing the Face of God in Each Other". The congregation at St. Patrick's hosted one of the earliest MLK Day ecumenical services and has always had representation on the planning committees each year.