FLINT (WJRT) - 02/05/16) - Friday morning, upward of 1,000 people gathered at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint to celebrate children in our community.
For more than 20 years, Priority Children has hosted the Children's Champion Awards, which recognizes those who help put kids first.
ABC12's Angie Hendershot was the master of ceremonies.
Nine awards were handed out to businesses, community leaders and organizations.
Overall, there were more than 100 nominees, including 80 area high school students, who were recognized for their efforts to help improve the lives of Genesee County children.
Priority Children also awarded four $1,000 scholarships to Genesee County high school students.