Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ceremony Saturday set to Honor Corinne Reid-Owens

RACINE – A small preliminary ceremony honoring Corinne Reid-Owens will take place at noon, Saturday, December 11, at the Transit Center on State Street.

The center is being renamed the Corinne Reid-Owens Transit Center in honor of Racine’s long-time human rights and quality education for all activist. Saturday’s event will commemorate the completion and installation of the lighted entrance sign to the Transit Center.

The Boy Scouts of America Troop & Pack 181 of Wayman AME Church will assist in the unveiling. 8th District Alderman Q.A. Shakoor II, who serves as Committee Chair, and other members of the Ad Hoc Committee will also be present at Saturday’s ceremony.

“Every once and a while you get to meet a unique person like Corrine Reid-Owens who has had such a positive impact on so many lives,” said Mayor John Dickert. “We are dedicating this center in her name so everyone who comes to Racine can see what an important person she was and still is.”

A larger, inclusive ceremony will take place in February of 2011 to dedicate the plaque that goes with the renaming of the center. Both ceremonies are open to the entire community

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