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Lenell Geter

The keynote speaker will be Lenell Geter.

The Rice Street Scholarship Association's annual fundraiser will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Rome Baptist Church in Denmark.

Keynote speaker will be Denmark native Lenell Geter, who was wrongfully incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit. On Feb. 3, 1987, CBS aired “Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story,” which depicted the circumstances that led to Geter being jailed and his personal victory over that injustice. Now as a professional development coach and author, Geter is committed to guiding people to adapt their thinking for success.

During the program, the association will present a scholarship to a Denmark-Olar High School senior. In addition, an Excellence Award will be presented to an honoree who has excelled in the field of art.

At the conclusion of the program, a cookout will be held at the Gazebo in downtown Denmark.

The Rice Street Scholarship Association mission is: (1) to provide scholarships to local high schools seniors who are seeking careers in the field of Performing and Fine Arts, (2) to bring about awareness of and recognition to individuals from the Denmark community who have succeeded in the field of art by presenting them with its Excellence Award and (3) to fellowship with friends, family and school administrators by providing an old-fashion cookout.

Entertainment will be featured.

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To donate to the Rice Street Scholarship Association or to become a member of the group, email info@ricestreetscholarship.org or call 407-616-0500.

Rice Street Scholarship Association committee members are: Curtis Ray (NY), Lisa Mintz (NJ), Ella Washington (SC), Dennis Brown (SC), Curtis Tyler (SC), Michele Rouse (SC) and Barbara Hampton (SC).

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