The Preach on Main Project Dedication
Happening This Saturday, January 16th
EDWARDSVILLE, IL., Jan. 12, 2021 A community initiative aptly referred to as The Preach on Main Project is announcing a dedication happening this Saturday, January 16 at 1 p.m. to unveil and dedicate a bronze plaque honoring Marvin “Preach” Web, a local and beloved Edwardsville resident who celebrates his 85th birthday this month. This event is open to the public and is being asked to practice social distancing standards and to wear a mask. There will be a brief program as the plaque is unveiled.
The Preach on Main project was developed in collaboration with the Edwardsville Community Foundation, the NAACP, the City of Edwardsville and Madison County officials. The 16” bronze plaque with the likeness of Preach will be located at the Madison County Administration Building in Edwardsville within the landscaping on the North Main Street side, located near Eaker’s Barbershop.
In addition to a plaque, a scholarship is also being established in Preach’s honor. The Marvin “Preach” Webb Scholarship will be awarded to one special needs student each year in the amount of $1,000. Any qualifying District 7 student is eligible. The Scholarship will enable enrollment in the College for Life program at Lewis & Clark Community College – N.O. Nelson or Godfrey campus. The classes help young adults with special needs to learn life skills while also promoting their independence.
Click here to Donate to the Marvin "Preach" Webb Scholarship Fund at the Edwardsville Community Foundation.