The Liberty County Democratic Party had its annual awards banquet May 2 at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.
Daniel Blackman, environmentalist and candidate for the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2014, delivered the keynote address about state environmental issues and their effect on residents.
The Sen. Rene’ Kemp Public Service Award, given to an elected official who has demonstrated consistent attention to the betterment of Liberty County through better governing, went to Commissioner Marion Stevens.
The Sen. Glenn Bryant Community Service Award, which goes to a person or group who works voluntarily for the improvement of the community, went to Guardians in Action, headed by Ernest Davis.
Allison Walden received the Frasier-Williams Young Democrat award, which is given to a rising young Liberty County Democrat.
The Winfred Bell Yellow Dog Democrat Award, given to a Democrat who exemplifies the ideals of the party, went to Richard “Dicky” Braun.
The late Ervin Wells was this year’s inductee into the Liberty County Democratic Hall of Fame.
About 100 people, including representatives from the Democratic parties in Glynn and McIntosh counties, attended the banquet.