Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards slated

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Rick Trevino

Rick Trevino

The South Texas Adult Resource and Training (START) Center will hold the 2011 Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Rancho Viejo.

The Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards is an annual fundraiser for the START Center that’s designed for those who, through various forms, promoted humanitarianism throughout the regional community.

This year’s recipients include SpawGlass Contractors for the Service to Community Corporate Award, late educator Clara Bow Williams Zepeda for the Service to Community Individual Award, and KGBT Action 4 News for the Community Pioneer Award.

Laurel Ehsai, Marketing Coordinator for SpawGlass, recently expressed excitement in the company’s selection. “We are overwhelmed to get this. We did not expect it,” she said.

KGBT President and CEO Tom Keeler said Channel 4 was humbled. “We’re delighted to have been selected as the recipient of the award, particularly because the START Center and the award represent public service,” Keeler said. “The small contribution we do in the scheme of things… it’s our brand of taking action for you. So to be recognized for something like that is quite an honor and I anticipate we’ll be doing that for quite some time.”

The awards dinner will then feature a guest appearance by singer/songwriter Rick Treviño.

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