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Posted on: June 14, 2021

2021 Crystal Awards Reception to Take Place on Thursday, June 24

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2021 Crystal Awards community reception will take place on Thursday, June 24 at 5 p.m. in the East Lansing Hannah Community Center’s Banquet Hall, 819 Abbot Road.

Community members and members of the media who are planning to attend must RSVP for the reception by June 20. To RSVP, please email Karla Forrest-Hewitt at Capacity will be limited and guests who have not been fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine will be required to wear face masks per the latest Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The Crystal Awards, hosted annually by the East Lansing City Council, honor individuals, businesses, professionals, nonprofits and community groups that have made an outstanding contribution to community life in East Lansing. Each year, community members are invited to submit Crystal Awards nominations, which are reviewed by a community selection committee and narrowed down to three to four recipients. The recipients are then honored at the annual community reception.

This year’s reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the recipients announced at 5:30 p.m. There will also be live music provided by the Patrick Score Trio and individually wrapped treats from Jenny’s Sweets & Treats and Sweet Potato Delights. The Patrick Score Trio features Patrick Score on trumpet/flugelhorn, Nicholas Chard on drums and Luke Sittard on guitar. Community members can learn more about the Crystal Awards and past recipients at

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