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Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner set for March 11

EATONTOWN — Eight Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 11 during the 31st annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East.

Proceeds will benefit the Wilbur Ray Scholarship Program, which supports students of color at Brookdale Community College. The scholarships are named for the late Wilbur Ray, a former Brookdale police sergeant and volunteer in the Long Branch community.

The event will recognize significant contributions made by volunteers, activists, professionals and community-outreach workers in communities such as Neptune Township, Asbury Park, Freehold, Manalapan and Red Bank.

Honorees include Rhonda Anderson, president and CEO of the Community YMCA in Red Bank; Yvette Anderson, social insurance specialist at the Social Security Administration in Neptune; the Rev. Dr. Andre McGuire, senior pastor at the New Beginnings Agape Christian Center in Freehold; the Rev. Tommy Miles, pastor at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Neptune; Bishop Fred Rubin, pastor of Community Refuge Church in Manalapan; the Rev. Frederick Smith, pastor of Old Ship of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe Township; Dr. Jerard Terrell, principal of the Summerfield Elementary School in Neptune City; and Sgt. Risheem Whitten, Brookdale Community College police officer.

For more information about the dinner or scholarship program, call 732-224-2705.

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