The Kansas African American Museum hosted the 3rd Annual “Cranford Village Awards” on Sat., April 7. The annual recogniton is given to a couple who exemplify civic spirit and community service.
This year’s honorees are Marvin, Jr. and Patricia Stone. The Stones have been active for decades in Wichita, including service to their church Saint Paul A.M.E. and the Wichita Golden Age Group.
Speakers commented on the couple’s support of each other. You rarely see one without the other.
The Cranford Village Award is named in honor of Dr. Sharon Cranford and the late Dr. Evies Cranford. In 2016 the Kansas African American Museum awarded the Village Award to the Cranfords, and the next year the museum renamed the award in their honor. The 2017 recepients were Clarence and Peggy Wesley.