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With election looming, NAACP Gala promises to be a special event

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By The Staff

To the editor:

The Cynthiana and Harrison County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Freedom Fund Gala will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Harrison County High School cafeteria located at 550 Webster Ave.

We are honored to announce that John J. Johnson, Executive Director of Kentucky Commissioner of Human Rights, will be the keynote speaker for the evening. Sherelle Roberts, WKYT-27 News First, will be the Mistress of Ceremony. The Theme for this years event is Vote, An Act of Self-Defense and Self-Respect.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. followed by the Freedom Fund Gala beginning at 7 p.m. concluding at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by contacting the NAACP at (859) 234-1818.

Mrs. K. Bruce Florence, Chief Campus Director of Maysville Community Technical College and the Rev. Antonio Q. Stuckey, Pastor of Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church and President of the Harrison County Ministerial Association, will be the co-chairs for this event. We are genuinely grateful for all who were so generous last year and ask for your continued support in ensuring that our work in the community moves forward.

The NAACP was formed in 1909 in New York City by a group diverse citizens. The NAACP is the oldest, largest, most respected and effective Civil Rights organization in this nation. The NAACP has improved the Political, Educational. Social and Economical conditions for African Americans and other minorities more than any other organization in the history of America.

The Cynthiana and Harrison County Branch of the NAACP was charted in 2003. The Branch was charted based on local needs for a nationally recognized and respected organization to help coordinate the efforts of various organizations and develop leadership within Cynthiana. and Harrison County to work to enhance the appreciation for diversity in the work place, within the educational system and communities across our region.

We hope you will both support and join us for this important event.

The Rev. Kenneth Newby

president, Cynthiana-Harrison County NAACP

Mrs. K. Bruce Florence

Chief Campus Director at Maysville Community Technical College

The Rev. Antonio Q. Stuckey

pastor, Saint James AME, Harrison County Ministerial Association