Prestigious award presentation on tap

Jan. 26, 2013 @ 02:15 PM

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will present the John Penn award to a local resident at its 71st annual meeting and banquet on Monday evening.

The award is made to recognize outstanding citizenship and contributions to the county.

The chamber’s prestigious citizenship award was named for Granville County resident John Penn, one of three North Carolinians who signed the Declaration of Independence.

The banquet will take place in the civic center on the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College. Dinner will be served at 6:30.

The evening will also include comedic and musical entertainment.

A marker recognizing his contributions stands on U.S. 15 in Stovall.

Contact the writer at dirvine@hendersondispatch.com.