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Man of the year

The owner of McCray’s Backyard BBQ, Derrick McCray, received a special honor.

Children’s Oasis International named McCray as Man of the Year for his community efforts during a fundraising banquet in June.

“I want to thank God for blessing me with two great parents,” said McCray. “Everything I do is a testament to them, their integrity and their love for the community.”

A number of local dignitaries including Dan Callaway attended the event.

Sheila Ross received similar honors as the Woman of the Year.

“I say thank you Children’s Oasis. This is what I was taught to do,” said Ross.

COI helps bring book bags filled with school supplies to needy children in Jamaica.

Read more in this story by CBS12: Woman on mission to change lives in Jamaica