Koontz Humanitarian Awards May 16

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council will honor individuals and a family with its annual Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards.
Receiving awards will be Dr. Albert Aymer, Dr. Mary Frances Edens, Wilson R. Cherry and the J.F. Hurley Family.
The awards will be presented at a banquet May 16 at the Salisbury Depot. Seats are still available. To reserve a seat, call Alisha Byrd at Salisbury city offices at 704-638-5220 by 4 p.m. Friday.
Linda Kelly will be the speaker-honoree at this year’s awards banquet. A Salisbury native, Kelly was one of a small group of black students who volunteered in 1963 to attend the still-segregated Boyden High School. She graduated No. 1 in her class, then earned degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Kelly has practiced law, served on various government commissions, and served as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control.