The Butler College Community Service Organization will host its 17th annual Sarah J. Edwards Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Calvary Family Life Center, 804 Duckenfield Ave. in Tyler. This year’s theme is “Love thy Neighbor as Thyself.” The speaker will be the Rev. Melton Timmons of Tyler.
“For the last 15 years, the organization has sponsored the scholarship, every student who has been a recipient of the scholarship has finished college, with the exception of one student who this year enrolled in Tyler Junior College,” said the organization’s president, Archbishop Bobby Land. “In this year’s event, we will be endeavoring through our theme to renew our commitment of community involvement and expand our concerns to all citizens, especially the poor.”
This year’s honorees are Bianca Branham of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Tyler from Robert E. Lee High School and Tamarick Blake of People’s Missionary Baptist Church of Tyler from John Tyler High School.
A donation of $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12 is requested at the door. Call 903-526-0212 for more information.