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30th Annual Dr. Frederick D. Holliday Memorial Celebration

This year the 30th Annual Dr. Frederick D. Holliday Memorial Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Yorktowne Hotel. The V.I.P. Reception will begin at 5:00PM followed by Dinner/Program at 6:00PM. To download a registration form for the event click here.

The York City Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the 2011 Human Relations Awards for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to Human Relations / Human Rights.

For a copy of the nomination form call the Human Relations Commission at 717-846-2926, visit the York City Human Relations Commission located at 28 East Market Street, York PA 17401 or download a nomination form.

Nomination forms may be faxed to 717-845-4853. For more information about the Human Relations Awards contact The York City Human Relations Commission at 717-846-2926.

The Dr. Frederick D. Holliday Equal Opportunity Ceremony is held on an annual basis. The event, which is hosted by the York City Human Relations Commission, is held in honor of the late Dr. Holliday. Dr. Holliday was the first African American Superintendent for the York City School District. The Commission honors people in the York community for their work in promoting diversity, equality and non-violence.

Join us as we listen to the past, present, and future of local Human Relations Commissions from guest speakers- Kaaba Brunson, Former Regional Director, PHRC and Jim McClure, Local Historian. In addition, our Honorary Host Committee will include; Mayor C. Kim Bracey, Rev. Kate Bortner, Ms. Loretta Claiborne, Ms. Ruthe Craley, Mr. Robert Pullo, Mr. Robert Simpson, and Dr. and Mrs, Ken Worthwein.

The Commission also selects a senior high school student from York City that exemplifies high academics, commitment to school and community activities and community service for the Lewis Atwater III Memorial Youth Award. This year’s award goes to William Penn High School senior, Candace Kearse. Ms. Kearse maintains a 3.6 GPA, participates in varies sports, and is a member of over ten school clubs. She is a very humble and caring individual who puts in extraordinary efforts into helping the community. Ms. Kearse has volunteered her time in New Orleans as a relief aid, dedicated an entire summer to the YMCA’s Kids’ Club, and is a tutor with Project Grad USA.

The Commission also presents the Commissioner James McDonald Memorial County Award which honors those who promote diversity, equality and non-violence throughout the County. York County Commissioner Steve Chronister, Commissioner Chris Reilly and Commissioner Doug Hoke will be receiving the award this year for partnering up with the City of York and providing the Human Relations Commission with operating space. We thank them for accommodating us by opening their doors and providing the YCHRC with a welcoming and efficient environment.

The 2011 Human Relations Award goes to Mr. Wayne Scott who has formed H.O.O.D., which stands for “Helping Offer Options & Direction”. Mr. Scott and his team host events throughout the community which include Tre & Boo Classic which is a two day basketball tournament, a talent show called We Got Talent Too, and also financially sponsor children in city sports. In an effort to bring people from each side of town to a central location, Mr. Scott volunteered his time to the community and coordinated the 2011 Unity March.

During the 2007 Frederick Holliday Memorial Luncheon Lynne Holliday Anonye, Dr. Holliday's daughter delivered an address. To read a copy of this address click here.