Lynwood will get its own version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday when Mayor Robert Henning will become the first inductee of the Promenade of Prominence. Henning, 46, was the first black elected to the five-member City Council. He was elected in 1983.
A marble plaque embedded in the sidewalk in front of Bateman Hall at 11330 Bullis Road in the Lynwood Civic Center will be unveiled during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Television weatherman Christopher Nance will be master of ceremonies.
The event is being sponsored by the Sickle Cell Education and Counseling Center of Lynwood and the Friends of Lynwood, a civic group.
Individuals who make outstanding contributions to the city will be honored in the future with plaques, said Dr. Betty Jackson, founder and executive director of the center.
A luncheon will be held afterward at Bateman Hall. The cost is $35. Proceeds will be used to benefit the sickle cell center, which provides free screening services to residents of Lynwood.