The United Way of East Mississippi handed out their Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday.
Bubba Hampton was the recipient, and this year the United Way named the award after late Meridian Mayor Al Rosenbaum, who passed away earlier this year.
Hampton says he is honored, especially with the award being named for Rosenbaum.
"I've certainly enjoyed giving back to the community, and it hasn't been anything that's been a labor, it's been more a labor of love," says Hampton.
Thad Quarles with the United Way says the honor is well deserved.