Freedom Fund Brunch & Awards Ceremony


  • Categories: Community
  • Event posted: Oct. 15, 2008
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

The Lawrence-Douglas County Unit of the NAACP is excited to announce their theme for the 2008 Freedom Fund Brunch & Awards Ceremony. The theme is "Power, Justice, Freedom, Vote" and the focus of this strong message will be geared toward encouraging everyone to exercise the hard-won right to vote. Sate Representative Barbara Ballard, an experienced educator and administrator at the University of Kansas, dedicated legislator and a leader in civic involvement will deliver the keynote address at the event. Special recognition will also be given to the following individuals and organizations who are being honored for their leadership and contributions in Lawrence and Douglas County:¢Youth Impact Award Devin McAnderson¢Community Activist Award Reta Cosby and Andrea Partee¢Religious Leader Award Rev. Delmar White¢Business Impact Award Lawrence Transit System¢Minority Business Award Watson's BarbershopThe Freedom Fund Banquet benefits the Lawrence-Douglas County NAACP Scholarship Fund and branch operations. It will be held on Oct. 25, 2008 at Maceli's on 1031 New Hampshire in Downtown Lawrence. The brunch and program begins at 8:00 a.m. Tickets are $20 and you can contact Donna Bell at 785-842-5926 or to reserve your spot. Tickets are on sale now! Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.


arikamack 9 years, 6 months ago

Hey!! Just wanted to say Congratulations Mr. Watson on your award. Your family, including myself and your 2 boys are very proud of your accomplishment. You have been through a tough period in your life but have matured to be a successful, smart business man. Your father, grandfathers, and grandma are looking down on you with that, "I knew you could do it" smile!! May God keep Blessing you in everything you do! Love you always Arika Mack and your sons Kyle and Adric Watson.

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