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Sophia Travis to be Honored at Women in Government Plaza


The dedication of the Women in Government Plaza at the Monroe County Courthouse is scheduled to take place this Sunday, October 4th, at 1pm. The plaza seeks to honor the life of Sophia Travis, a County Council member, artist, and community activist. It is also designed to honor women who have served in government in general. A non-profit group, the Friends of Sophia Travis Memorial Fund, raised the money to build and install the plaza. After the dedication ceremony there will be live music. According to a press release, the event is rain or shine and by ordinance no dogs are allowed on the courthouse square.

Sophia Travis fund established in Monroe County


Last night in a unanimous decision, the Monroe County Council renamed the Community Services Grant Program in honor of the late Sophia Travis. Travis originally established the Community Services Grant Program and was an advocate for social care and welfare of Monroe County residents.

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