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Wednesday, March 21

' The Help' Star and Oscar Winner 'Octavia Spencer' Honored By Hometown

   Oscar-winning actress Octavia spencer was  honored today March 22  at the Alabama Statehouse, where about 400 people turned out to welcome her.
   She was honored with  her own day officially procclaimed Octavia Spencer Day.The honors come after Spencer's oscar win for her supporting turn in the Box office  hit The Help. Governor Robert Bentley and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange hosted  the celebration .
    She rode up to the Statehouse in a pink limousine for the Wednesday ceremony. As she stepped out, she was serenaded by the band from her alma mater, Jefferson Davis High School. Spencer told the crowd that she would do whatever she could to see that more movies are made in Alabama. She also cautioned young people in the audience to think twice before heading to Hollywood to become a movie star.
Octavia receives Oscar
  Spencer was then honored with a private reception hosted by Representative Mike Hubbard and fellow officials at the State Legislature, during which Mayor Strange  presented  Spencer with a key to the city.