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NAACP 48TH annual banquet

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Northumberland County’s NAACP chapter filled the community center at Brown’s Store at its 48th annual banquet Saturday night.

With the Reverend Tyron Williams presiding as master of ceremonies the affair involved awards, scholarships, a guest speaker and a full chicken dinner.

The banquet started with a scripture reading by Brandt Hays and an invocation by the Reverend Beverly Thomas. Kitty Creeth welcomed the guests.

Ariana Hudson delivered a poem before Shirley Muse recognized the veterans in the group.

Frank Kober provided a synopsis of the NAACP’s history before Sam Oliver treated the audience to a song.

The Reverend Barbara Cain provided a blessing for the dinner but before it was served the entire crowd joined in “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

After dinner, the banquet turned to its speaker Donald Cash, president of the United Food and Cafeteria Workers’ minority coalition. Kenny Pinkard of the local UFCW chapter introduced Cash.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 11/13/19