Rock Island County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet


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Posted Online: June 19, 2014, 8:10 am
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Press release submitted by NAACP, Branch 3268


During its annual Freedom Fund Banquet to be held on Saturday, June 21 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in downtown Rock Island, the NAACP of Rock Island County will recognize seven (7) distinguished Quad Citians for their contributions to the community.
The NAACP's Image Awards are given to members or organizations in the community who consistently exemplify or promote equity by their personal example or by practice" says Ms. Liz Sherwin, president of the Rock Island County NAACP.
The following will be recognized at the banquet which also marks the 10th anniversary of this Rock Island County NAACP's reorganization:

Image Award Category

The Charles and Annie Robinson Education Image Award - Recipient: Augustana College
The Business Image Award - Recipient: Ms. Paquita Richardson P and J Tender Care
The Charles Toney Sr. Civil Rights Hero Image Award - Recipient: The late Rev. Lance Chaney
The Religious Image Award - Recipient: Church of Peace
The Youth Development Image Award - Recipient: Ms. Jasmine Babers
The Justice Image Award - Recipient: Quad City Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees
The Arts and Entertainment Image Award - Recipient: Second Baptist Church's Outreach Music Academy

Members of the Rock Island County NAACP are also pleased to announce that two (2) youth scholarships will be awarded during the banquet at which Dr. Christal Williams of Chicago, Illinois will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $50/person and may be purchased by contacting Ms. Rexie Tyson at 563-650-6702.

















 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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