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LW NAACP Honors Eddye Jean Rivers as Community Leader


Last updated 6/19/2019 at 7:11pm

Eddye Jean Rivers (L) receives Community Leader Award from NAACP Board Member Nicara Daniels

The Lake Wales NAACP Branch 5109 recognized Eddye Jean Rivers with its Community Leader Award. NAACP Board Member Nicara Daniels presented the award at the branch's 46th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet June 15 at the James P. Austin Community Center.

Rivers was born in Lake Wales, he daughter of the late Edward and Belle Sumlin. She is one of seven children. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in the Class of 1956 and married David Rivers. They have one son, David Rivers Jr.

Rivers started her work life at McCrory's in downtown Lake Wales, where she worked for six years. She was the first...

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