NAACP honors residents, organization with awards

The local NAACP branch is announcing the award winners from this weekend’s Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Awards Gala.

NAACP Branch 3071 in Columbus honored Paulette Roberts and Ron Thompson with the Outstanding Citizen Awards and the Outstanding Business Awards were presented to Trainer Connect and Cabrina’s Safe Haven.

Jaxson Scruggs received the Outstanding Athlete award and Zacaria Scruggs was the recipient of the Outstanding Student award. The NAACP Distinguished Service Awards went to Roxanne Stallsworth and Heritage Fund of Bartholomew County.

The event was held Saturday evening at Mill Race Center.