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Volunteers honored at Heart of East Point Awards

The event, created by city councilmembers Stephanie Gordon and Nanette Saucier, was held Friday evening at the Four Points Hotel in East Point.

EAST POINT, Ga. — Dozens who’ve made an impact in the community were recognized during the inaugural Heart of East Point awards, Friday. 

The event, created by City Councilmembers Stephanie Gordon and Nanette Saucier, was held at the Four Points Hotel in East Point.

Saucier said they realized so many give their time and effort to East Point, yet they don’t receive a formal “thank you.”

The recipients are below:

Building Bridges Award:

Congressman John Lewis- 5th Congressional District (GA)

Congressman David Scott- 13th Congressional District (GA)

Representative William Bodie- State District 62 (GA)

Representative Kim Schofield-State District 60 (GA)

Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr.- Fulton County District 5

Solicitor Keith Gammage- Fulton County


Beacon of Light Award:

Pastor Rand Burton-Christian Church at East Point

Associate Pastor Kristopher Hosey-Christian Church at East Point

Pastor Olu Brown- Impact Church

Rev. Tonjie Clark- St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Earl L. Calloway- St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Fleming Thompson- East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church


Unsung Hero Award:

Sissy Lang- East Point Farmer’s Market

Tina Dharman-The Community of East Point Social Media

Fitzgerald Smith- East Point Community Advocate

Tal Stansfield- East Point Main Street Associate

Dornelius D. Mayes- Men of Intelligence Association

Gordon Draves- East Point Historical Society

Daphne & Walter Jordan- Advocates for Slider Crime Legislation

Charlotte Cagel- East Point Pension Board


Helping Hands Award:

Jerell Shearin- Georgia Spartans

Armond Dowedell- Unite for Youth, Inc.

Rafiq Ahmad- Emerging 100 Black Men


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