Lights Program Guidelines
Lights Nomination Form Section A & B
Lights Nomination Form Section C
partnership with Deer Creek Pilot Publishing, Cary
Christian Center co-hosted a banquet to honor 4
community leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to
moral, creative and exemplary leadership on concerns of
great interest to the Mississippi Delta region. Over 200
attendees were expected for the evening; dress is coat
& tie, after 5 dress attire.
Honorees included: Peter & Eleanor
Boelens, Willie Bunton, Anne Culpepper, Susie Evans,
Fannie Ivory, and Robert Morganfield, Sr.
Honorees include: James R. Carter, Sr.,
Frankye McFadden, Rebecca McGee, and Merlin Richardson.
more than 42 years, Cary Christian Center’s mission
is to actively proclaim and demonstrate the gospel of
Jesus Christ in order to enable the individual to reach
their full potential. The vision of Cary Christian
Center is to break the cycle of poverty through
relationships, one person at a time.
Lower Delta Region (geographically bound from Greenville
to Vicksburg) is historically rich with individuals,
organizations and businesses that have supported the
spiritual, economic, political and physical improvement of
citizens in the region. Often these “lights” in this
region have done important work without recognition,
personal gain or at considerable risk to family or
important to recognize these heroes because they serve as
examples of caring and personal sacrifice for individuals
that should be recognized and emulated by the entire
region. Important too, the Delta region must take the lead
and responsibility for recognizing its heroes and the
image its wants for itself in the state and nation.
Selecting our examples presents an empowered case for our
children as the future generation that will claim this
region as home. Finally, this public activity can be a
catalyst in revitalizing local promotion and support of
the Delta region. Proceeds from the Delta Lights banquet
are used to underwrite scholarships for youth participants
in Cary Christian summer programs.