The 6th Annual Claudie C. Royal Banquet
The 6th Annual Claudie C. Royal Banquet was held on February 15th, 2015 at the Abilene Civic Center. Royal is one of two men, in the City of Abilene, who has a birthday designated in his memory. Claudie devoted his life to the youth, the elderly and the disadvantaged. Reverend Felicia Hopkins was the Keynote Speaker and her theme was “Using What You Have”. Reverend Jack Lankford received the Community Activist Award. Mr. Will Ford, presented awards to some of Abilene’s most brilliant students. Mr. Dominic Rhodes, former NFL player and Super Bowl Champion, was on hand to encourage and motivate the youth. It was a very inspirational program hosted by, the late Claudie & Lula Royal, children.