BIG scholarship luncheon set for Feb. 25

The Oak Ridge chapter of Blacks In Government (BIG) will hold its annual scholarship luncheon on Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Hope Center, 602 Scarboro Rd. According to information provided by BIG, the event will use the theme of Black History Month — “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories” — to bring attention to the Centennial celebration of the National Park Service and sites where African Americans made history.

Will Minter, a retired manager at UT-Battelle and former vice mayor of Oak Ridge, will be the keynote speaker. His talk will be on, “The African-American imprint on the Atomic City.”

The event is open to the public. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the door. For information on tickets or how to donate to scholarships, contact Tanisha Smith-Wimes at 865-576-1025. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors based on academic excellence or need.

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