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Effingham County Branch of the NAACP to celebrate golden anniversary

POSTED: August 10, 2018 1:55 p.m.
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Leroy Lloyd, president of the Effingham County Branch of the NAACP, recently announced that a committee has been working hard for months to prepare for a gala appropriate for the golden anniversary of the organization he heads.

This historic event, with its theme of “Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future,“ will take place at the Rincon Lions Club, Macomber Park, 1103 Lexington Ave., Rincon, on Sept. 8.

The gala will begin with a “meet and greet” at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner and program starting at 6 p.m.. Semi-formal attire is suggested.

Lloyd reported that the guest speaker is state Rep. Al Williams, well-known in the extended area as a dynamic, motivational speaker.

Lloyd cautioned that deadline for material to be included in an ad journal is suggested as Aug. 17

Admission will cost $50 per person. However, a table for 10 can be purchased for $450.

A corporate sponsorship is available for $150. This gives the sponsor a full-page ad in the journal, recognition as a corporate sponsor in the ad journal and signage at the event.

Contact Evelyn Allen, the Gala chairperson, at 917- 838-7478; Lloyd at 908-406-4235; or Tony Chiariello, the gala's publicist, at 732-604-1204 with comments or questions about admission to the gala, sponsorshipand/or ad journal participation.

W.W. Law, who at the time was the president of the Savannah chapter of the NAACP, presented the Effingham County Branch of the NAACP with its charter on Nov. 3, 1968.

The first officers were the Rev. Thomas Kent, president; Homer Wallace, vice president; Ruth Griffin, secretary; and Lynwood Griffin, treasurer.

The Effingham County Branch of the NAACP has had four presidents: Kent, Homer Wallace, Juanita Woods and Lloyd.

Lloyd said the Effingham County NAACP continues to exhibit a strong sphere of influence in Effingham County as it strives to “ensure the political, educational, social and economic rights of all persons” with its ultimate goal, “the elimination of race-based discrimination.”

Lloyd encourages the extended Effingham County community to join in the golden anniversary celebration, either through attendance, sponsorship and/or ad journal participation.


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