Four local activists were recognized with L.O.V.E. awards for their service to Prince George’s County residents.
L.O.V.E. awards in four categories — leadership, outreach, visionary and excellence — are presented annually by the Harlem Remembrance Foundation of Prince George’s County.
Walter A. Harley, the director of bands and orchestra at Oxon Hill High School, received the leadership award.
Darryl Barnes, the president of Men Aiming Higher, a Mitchellville-based mentoring organization, took home the outreach award.
Former County Executive Wayne K. Curry won the visionary award.
Denice Whalen-White, the founder of All Shades of Pink, a Glenn Dale-based organization that supports breast cancer patients, received the excellence award.
The winners were selected from among 16 nominees across the four categories.
“Leaders are not always elected officials... These are people working to make our communities better,” said Carolyn Mills-Matthews, an event consultant for the Harlem Remembrance Foundation.