Ceremony Designating part of Hawthorne Ave in Honor of Mr. Clarence Lee Townes, Jr.

Ceremony Designating part of Hawthorne Ave in Honor of Mr. Clarence Lee Townes, Jr.

The Honorary Street Naming Designation Unveiling Ceremony at the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Ladies Mile Roadrecognizes the important life and legacy of Mr. Clarence Lee Townes, Jr.

Image: Richmond Free Press

The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District, will hold an Honorary Street Naming Designation Unveiling Ceremony in the Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District.

The Honorary Street Naming Designation Unveiling Ceremony recognizes the important life and legacy of Mr. Clarence Lee Townes, Jr. Establishment of the designation was part of legislation recently passed by Richmond City Council that can be found on the Richmond City Council Legislative Website

Councilman Hilbert invites all Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District residents to attend.

WHEN Sunday, February 3, 2019; 2:00-2:30 p.m.

WHERE Corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Ladies Mile Road

(North of the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and

Community Facilities Pollard Park/Near 3100 Block of Hawthorne

Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

More on Clarence Lee Townes Jr. from the Richmond Free Press:

He packed his life with community involvement, ranging from the Richmond School Board to banking and business as part of his effort to boost economic and political opportunities for African-Americans and to overcome racial divisions.

Among his most significant contributions to the city was his role in helping to found and lead Richmond Renaissance, now Venture Richmond, as a way to bring a government with an African-American majority and the largely white business community together to push Downtown revitalization.

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