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NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet next month
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Leroy Lloyd, the president of the Effingham County branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), announced that the branch will host the annual Freedom Fund and Honors Banquet on Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at the PMBA Social Hall, 801 Central Blvd., Guyton.

The ticket price is $25 for adults and $15 for those 17 and under. Accordingly, full tables of 10 are available for $250. An ad journal commemorating this event is in the process of being compiled. An ad journal contract form is available.

All ticket requests and ad journal contract forms are available through Sabrina Scott. She can be reached by phone at (912) 412-0819 or (912) 407-0280. Checks should be made payable to Effingham NAACP and directed to Sabrina Scott at the PMBA Social Hall, 801 Central Blvd., Guyton, GA 31312.

To purchase tickets or secure ad journal contract forms in person, Sabrina Scott is at the PMBA Office, 801 Central Blvd., Guyton, from Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The NAACP requests that all monies and ad forms be directed to Scott by Aug. 15.

President Lloyd noted that local public officials have been invited. He announced the four honorees, citing their strong contributions to the local extended Effingham County community. They are Joann Jackson, director, Reading Room, Roche- Jackson Foundation, Guyton; Phillip Scholl, Rincon Chief of Police; Roger Scott, Scott & Sons Trucking, Rincon; and the youth honoree, Jasmine Nethels.

Lloyd remarked he was grateful to Dr. Francys Johnson, president of the NAACP Georgia State Conference, for accepting the Effingham County NAACP’s invitation to be the guest speaker.

Lloyd encouraged the community to get involved in this Freedom Fund Banquet by either purchasing tickets or by taking an ad in the journal. Call Scott with your offers to get involved.