Local Woman Honored for Contribution to Community

FEBRUARY 24, 2006 -- One of Wilmington's most admired women was honored on Friday morning.

Hannah Block played the piano for a crowd of people at the Community Arts Center on 2nd and Orange Streets.

The Community Arts Center was dedicated in her honor. It will now be called the Hannah Block Historic USO Building.

It's the same building where Block played the piano, rallying thousands of troops just before they headed into battle during World War II.

Part of the building will be restored to look as it did in the 1940's.