Three longstanding businessmen; Harry Alley, John Hughes, and George Lester, II will be recognized for their vision, economic prosperity, and their commitment to the community in a ceremony to be held at the Uptown Martinsville Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 3rd at 9 a.m.
Del. Les Adams and State Sen. Bill Stanley will be in attendance to present each honoree an American flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C. Flags were procured for the event by U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith. Several Martinsville City Council members will make comments.
“Each honoree and their respective companies have served the Martinsville and Henry County for many years. It is companies with their longevity and their commitment that will keep this area economically strong”, said Councilman Danny Turner.
The Lester Group has been in business for 125 years, Larry & Alley, Inc. for 69 years and Hughes Enterprises for 50 years.
In addition to the recognition ceremony, the Uptown Martinsville Farmers’ Market will be distributing $550 in Market Bucks to shoppers and attendees. Market Bucks will be distributed by Taylor Robertson, market manager, and can be spent with any market vendor as if they were cash. The Market Bucks are being generously sponsored by AmeriStaff, Inc., Phillips Logistics Management Corporation, and Southeastern Wood Products.