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Community House to present service awards, April 6

Community House will honor three local residents for their contributions and service to the Princeton community at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Carl Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding .

James Floyd Sr., the first African-American mayor of Princeton Township, will be given the organization's Legacy of Service "Living Legend" Award. Albert Hinds and Clyde "Buster" Thomas also will receive Legacy of Service Awards, which are presented every two years.

Floyd, who was elected mayor in 1970, also founded the Princeton Association of Human Rights, was a trustee of the Princeton Community Housing Group and has been active in issues involving open and affordable housing and civil rights.

Hinds, 100, is the oldest living African American in Princeton and has served on the Princeton Borough zoning board, the board of Princeton Group Arts and the advisory committee of the Historical Society of Princeton.

Thomas has served on the board of trustees of the Princeton Nursery School and the Arts Council of Princeton and has been a mentor for African-American elementary school students in the community.

The awards ceremony is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required by March 30. To register, call Community House at (609) 258-6136.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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