Three named recipients of 2016 Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards

Three longtime community leaders will be honored this year with the 2016 Freddy Fender Humanitarian Award.

The names of the recipients were announced today at a luncheon of the San Benito Rotary Club and the San Benito Chamber of Commerce.

State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr, San Benito EDC Board President Fred Garza and Evelon Dale, who died in March 2016 and will be honored posthumously, will be recognized for their contributions at an awards dinner May 20 at the TSTC Cultural Arts Center.

Tickets can be purchased at the South Texas Adult Resource Center (START Center). Proceeds from the event will go toward the center.

The Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards is the annual fundraiser for START Center and training center, which is located in San Benito. The center provides educational and social service program to low income families.