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January 21, 2014

'Drum majors for justice'

DANVERS — The Danvers Committee for Diversity hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner last night at Danversport Yacht Club and honored three local individuals for their commitment to social justice and leadership in advancing racial, religious and social tolerance.

This year’s awards went to Donald Preston, president of North Shore Habitat for Humanity, which has built 26 affordable homes locally; Carole Germano, a retired Danvers police lieutenant who was the second woman to serve full time on the Danvers police force; and Rabbi Emily Mathis of Temple Beth Shalom of Peabody, a breast cancer survivor who has been active with Peabody’s Relay for Life and other charitable causes. Mathis was the dinner’s keynote speaker.

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