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.