The Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission is honoring community heroes. These are individuals and organizations for working hard to make a difference in Albany.
Winners in 8 categories were honored at the Albany 2015 Community Heroes Recognition luncheon.
Danielle Blackwell is the overall community crusader winner. She started a mentoring program for marching band students.
"The benefit of it is that five, six, seven, eight of those 100 kids will go off and get a scholarship in their music and their trade and whatever instrument they play, and that's a blessing," said Blackwell.
All the winners received merchandise, a gift card, and a trophy. See the full list HERE.