ray blackHENDERSON, KY (2/22/12) – The 18th Annual Awards Breakfast presented by the Downtown Henderson Project will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The Awards Breakfast will be held at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located on the corner of Green and Third Street beginning at 7:30am. Doug Bell will be the emcee for the event.

The DHP is pleased to have as their guest speaker, Chris Black, President of Ray Black & Son, Inc. General Contractors located in Paducah, KY. Chris is the third generation to lead the company which was founded in 1925.

Mr. Black is a construction professional with over 30 years’ experience; much of it spent specializing in healthcare construction as well as historic rehabilitation and restoration.

He currently serves as a member of the Kentucky Heritage Council, The State Historic Preservation Office. Mr. Black has served as Chairman of the Kentucky Heritage Council as well as the Paducah Main Street board. He has been instrumental in the development of several public/private partnerships for the redevelopment of historic properties in downtown Paducah. He and his firm have been recipients of the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Ida Lee Willis Award for service to preservation.
 
Ray Black & Son, Inc. projects have been featured in programs and publications by the Association for Preservation Technology and HGTV Restore America. One project was for the stabilization and seismic reinforcing of Grace Episcopal Church's 1873 bell tower was the first of its kind completed in the United States.

The Awards Breakfast is an opportunity to honor individuals and organizations that have worked diligently and successfully for the growth and vitality of Downtown Henderson. Several awards will be presented at the breakfast. DHP Board members will be the greeters.
 
Sponsors for the Awards Breakfast are Methodist Hospital, Independence Bank, Northwest KY Forward/Community Ventures Corporation and Big Rivers Electric Corporation.

Tickets prices are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Contact the DHP at 270-827-0016 to make your reservation.
 
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