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MLK Drum Major Award

“Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; sayMartin Luther King, Jr. Pencil drawing
that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness… We all have the
drum major instinct.”

Excerpt from The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
"Drum Major Instinct" sermon,
given on February 4, 1968.

Drum Major Award

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award for community service is based on nominees who selflessly perform daily acts of service to make their community—and our world— a better place. The award was created by the Great Lakes Bay Regional MLK Celebration event committee, and the honorees are selected from Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties.

2019 Recipients

2018 Recipients

Eileen CurtisEileen Curtis

Pastor Rufus BradleyPastor Rufus Bradley

Randi Kawakita.jpg Randi Kawakita                                                   Randi Kawakita

2017 Recipients

Brandon Murphy

Brandon Murphy

Bay County

Billy Strawter

Billy Strawter

Midland County

Odail Thorns

Odail Thorns

Saginaw County

2016 Recipients

John Smith, retired educator, Bay City

John Smith

Bay County

Kevin Kendricks, vice president of global security for Dow Corning Corporation

Kevin Kendrick

Midland County

Joan Douglas, retired educator

Joan Douglas

Saginaw County

2015 Recipients

Freddie Jones, 2015 Drum Major Award Recipient, Bay City

Freddie Jones
Bay County

Aladia Mazique, 2015 Drum Major Award Recipient, Bay City

Aladia Mazique
Bay County

Teresa Stitt, 2015 Drum Major Award Recipient, Saginaw

Teresa Stitt
Saginaw County

Betty Jones, 2015 Drum Major Award Recipient, Midland

Betty Jones
Midland County

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