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NIcholas Causey will be the keynote speaker Saturday when Levy County celebrates Black History Month at the Usher Center in Chiefland.
The annual event, which serves as a fund-raiser for scholarships, is themed “An era of responsibility enhanced by change and leadership.”
The evening begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and guests will hear remarks by Causey midway through the event.
Causey is a sergeant with the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 1986 graduate of the 76th recruiting class, he has worked in Charlotte, Sarasota, Escambia and Alachua counties for 23 years.
He currently works in Alachua County where he promotes vehicular safety.
Causey also served four years in the United States Marines.
Reared in Pensacola, he resides in Gainesville with his wife Sharoon and their three sons Davinus, Damarcus and Demariel.
Two older sons Nicholas and Brandon live in Pensacola, along with his first grandchild Mykala.
Causey is a member of Mt. Oliver African American Episcopal Church in Gainesville where he serves as Steward Pro Tem.
Organizers for the event encourage people of all races to join with them Saturday to hear Causey and look forward to a brighter future together.