Published On: Tue, Sep 28th, 2010

Palm Beach County dedicates bridge to community leader Herman C. McCray Jr.

The Palm Beach County Commission on Sept. 25 dedicated the Congress Avenue Bridge in Riviera Beach to community leader Herman C. McCray Jr.

Commissioners had voted in August to dedicate the bridge, which was requested by McCray’s family.

The dedication honors McCray’s community leadership in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach. As the operator of McCray’s Barbeque Restaurant, he distributed dinners and other meals to the sick and shut-in, the elderly, and the homeless.

When he taught students of the Suncoast High Community School the art of establishing their own business, McCray encouraged the youth of the community to work for themselves as well as for others. He has been a driving force in the fight for civil and equal rights for all citizens.

The dedication ceremony took place in the Palm Beach County Governmental Center in West Palm Beach.

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