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 Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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