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Peach Awards honors community leaders

The Peach Awards were held at the Austin Theater in Fort Valley. Jennifer Munoz (WGXA)

FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- Peach County is honoring those in the community who take the extra step to make an impact with the Peach Awards.

Saturday evening leaders were presented with the awards during a special ceremony at the Austin Theater in Fort Valley.

Angela Burse with the Dr. Angela Burse Ministries sponsored the event.

Burse said each recipient was first nominated and then approved by a board.

Burse said it's important to recognize those who make a difference.

"Because we don't have enough people that is actually taking an active part in whats going on in the community, so we wanted to do this in order to highlight those who are actually out there in the bushes, in the hedghes, in the byways and doing things to make a difference in the lives of our young people," said Burse.

Each peach award recipient received a special trophy.

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