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Recipients of Two-Headed Calf Awards Named

The Behringer-Crawford Museum (BCM) in Devou Park announced the recipients of this year’s Two-Headed Calf Awards.
 
The fourth annual Two-Headed Calf Awards are designed to recognize Northern Kentuckians for significant accomplishments in the areas of history, education and community service.
 
The awards are named for the museum’s most notorious and fun exhibit: a preserved two-headed calf.
 
The calf symbolizes that very often, true excellence rests with those who demonstrate achievement beyond a single contribution. Just as two heads are better than one, so, too, is the service of the people these awards honor, a news release said.
 
The winners will be honored at an elegant banquet on March 8th at the Northern Kentucky University's James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom.
 
“We are thrilled to present these awards to three very deserving individuals that evening”, said Jack Moreland, President of Southbank Partners and Two-Headed Calf Awards Committee Chair. “It is going to be a wonderful event along with many other fun activities such as the silent auction and live music. We should have great turnout this year.”
 
The winners are:
 
Jim Reis: Historical Award
 
Jim Reis was a reporter for the Kentucky Post for 38 years and has devoted his life to researching Northern Kentucky history. He is a contributor to The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky and serves on the board of the Campbell County Historical Society. “He has to be the single most quotes source of anyone regarding Northern Kentucky history,” said Ken Reis, his brother and President of the Campbell County Historical Society. His column “Pieces of the Past” began as an experiment about the history of Northern Kentucky’s small towns and turned into more than 1,100 columns which were later published into four books.
 
Rick Hulefeld: Education Award
 
Rick Hulefeld is the founder and executive director of Children, Inc. in Covington. He has made enormous contributions to our region over the last 40 years. Rick has shown passion and a commitment to bettering the lives of our youth. Children Inc. has grown from one site serving only a few dozen children to a comprehensive childcare provider involved in a multitude of activities, programs and policy-making efforts that are all devoted to improving the lives of our youth. Hulefeld has quietly developed Children, Inc. into Kentucky’s largest provider of early childhood education services.
 
Ralph Drees: Community Service Award
 
Kenton County Past Judge Executive Ralph Drees has shown a longstanding commitment to the organizations, charities, and people of this region. As a nationally recognized builder, he has generously supported numerous organizations throughout Greater Cincinnati including the Behringer-Crawford Museum and The Carnegie. In 2003 he developed and donated the Drees Pavilion, named after his father, in Devou Park creating a strong foundation for the continuing rejuvenation of Devou Park. Proceeds directly benefit projects improving the beauty and utility of the Park for all of the region’s residents.
 
The awards banquet will be in the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom on March 8th beginning at 6 p.m. This event will include cocktails, a silent auction, live music and dinner. John Lomax of WKRC will be the master of ceremonies. Tickets are $100 per person or $800 for a table of 8. Reservations for the banquet can be made by contacting the museum at 859-491-4003 or by email [email protected] by February 28.
 
Photo from last year's event via the Behringer-Crawford Museum
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