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Germano, Mathis, Preston Named as Social Justice Leaders

The highlight of the town's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Dinner is the presentation of the Drum Majors for Justice Awards.

Retired Danvers Police Lt. Carole Germano will receive a Drum Majors for Justice Award next Monday. Credit: Courtesy
Retired Danvers Police Lt. Carole Germano will receive a Drum Majors for Justice Award next Monday. Credit: Courtesy
Danvers is recognizing three local leaders in social justice next Monday at the town's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Dinner.

This year's Drum Majors for Justice honorees are retired Danvers Police Lt. Carole Germano, Rabbi Emily Mathis of Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody and Beverly resident Donald Preston, the president of Habitat for Humanity-North Shore.

The awards will be presented at the 14th annual dinner Jan. 20 at the Danversport Yacht Club. Mathis will be the keynote speaker for the evening.

The event is hosted by the Danvers Committee for Diversity and each year, the committee bestows the award to community leaders committed to social justice and advancing racial, religious and social tolerance.

Proceeds from the event also benefit an annual scholarship for students who likewise exemplify leadership and commitment to King's ideals.

The dinner features performances by the Danvers High School Chamber Singers and the Follow Hymn Interfaith Choir. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at the Planning and Human Services office at Town Hall or call Susan Fletcher or Janell Powers at 978-777-0001 ext. 3095.

If you're not able to attend, you can also make a donation to go toward helping high school students to attend.

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