Diversity Luncheon & Awards and Bartow’s Unity Day Festival

Bartow’s annual C.C. Corbett Diversity Awards are presented yearly during the Bartow Community Relations Committee’s  (CRC) Diversity Luncheon on the third Wednesday in September, in celebration of Bartow’s Multicultural Awareness Month.

Due to Hurricane Irma’s arrival, the Diversity Luncheon for 2017 will be held December 5. The event begins at noon at Bartow Civic Center.

A guest speaker is chosen to give the keynote address. Awards are given to a business or organization and an individual who have shown a commitment to diversity in the City of Bartow, or in surrounding communities, through mentoring, outreach initiatives, or other activities that advance the goal of inclusion.

Tickets for the luncheon are $12 each and may be purchased from the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, 510 North Broadway, one month prior to the event.

The C.C. Corbett award winners are traditionally announced by the CRC Co-Chairs.

“Before the passing of our friend and former Chairman, C.C. Corbett, it was his desire and the desire of the Community Relations Committee to recognize an individual and a business or organization that made it a priority to promote diversity in our community,” Mrs. Gloria Washington, CRC Co-chair, said at the last event.

“The City of Bartow and the Community Relations Committee will continue to honor C.C.’s dedication to diversity by awarding the C.C. Corbett Diversity Awards.”

Two awards are given each year: one to an individual and one to a business or organization honoring them for promoting unity within the Greater Bartow area.

Past winners include:

2016

Ken Riley and Bartow Police Department

2015

Melony Bell and Church Service Center

2014

J.J. Corbett & TiAnViCa Riding Academy

2013

Joyce Thurman and Mosaic

2012

George Long and Bartow Youth Football

2011

Sharon Casey and Polk County Sheriff’s Office

2010
Fred Murphy and Flanders Precisionnaire  
2009

Leo Longworth and Peterson’s Cleaners

2008

Larry Madrid and Fred’s Southern Kitchen

2007

C. C. Corbett (posthumously) and Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts
 

 A downloadable pdf and an online nomination form are below. Although the dates on the forms/fliers are for the original Diversity Luncheon date set for Sept. 20, the event was postponed due to Hurricane Irma until December 5, 2017.

Remember to get your nomination forms in a week before the event. All tickets purchased will be honored for the December 5th date.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR SPONSORSHIPS HERE.

ONLINE NOMINATION FORM FOR THE C.C. CORBETT DIVERSITY AWARD.

Date: Third Wednesday in September

HURRICANE IRMA postponed the event until December 5, 2017.

Projected Attendance: 200-300

Admission: $12.00 per ticket

Contact: Barbara Adamson/Jeff Clark

Presenting Sponsor: $375

• 8 general seating tickets to the event

• Logo on program

• Company name displayed at signage at the event

Sponsors: $200

• 4 general seating tickets to the event

• Logo on program

• Company name displayed at signage at the event

Contributor

• 2 general seating tickets to the event

• Logo on program

• Company name displayed at signage at the event

 

BARTOW’S UNITY DAY FESTIVAL

First Saturday in October at Mosaic Park and Bandshell, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This is a collaborative effort between Bartow’s Community Relations Committee’s Multicultural Inititive, Bartow Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Bartow, Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce and Mainstreet Bartow. Celebrating Bartow’s citizens and our differences is the theme. Bartow’s Unity Day Festival will feature choirs and musical groups from the greater Bartow area.

This free city-wide event offers good music, good food (from food vendors), games and fun. Call Gloria Washington, Bartow Community Relations Committee Chairman, 863-205-1173, for more information.

 

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