Greenville Drive owner Craig Brown and his wife, Vicki Brown, were recently named as the fourth annual recipients of the Southernside Neighborhoods in Action Goodwill Ambassadors award.
The Craigs were recognized for their gift to Unity Park in support of restoring and protecting Mayberry Park. This historic city park, located in the Southernside neighborhood on Mayberry Street, was built for African American children in the 1920s, during segregation. It has also served as a community gathering place for nearly a century.
“Craig and Vicki have been tremendous supporters of the west side of Greenville for many years,” said Mary Duckett, president of Southernside Neighborhoods in Action. “They are dedicated to finding ways to bring people together, and we are extremely grateful for their passion and their generosity in helping the Greenville community.”
Previous recipients of the award have been Greenville City Councilwoman Lillian Brock Flemming, South Carolina Rep. Chandra Dillard and co-owner of Kash and Karry Pharmacy Kevan Page.
“We chose to make this contribution [award] to those who have worked to enhance our quality of life,” Duckett said. “This award is to show those who go above and beyond for the neighborhood that we are grateful.”