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NAACP’s annual freedom fund banquet

The Prince Edward Branch of the NAACP will be hosting its annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. at the Fireman’s Sports Arena in Farmville. The Branch will be inaugurating its annual L. Francis Griffin award and the first recipient of this award will be former Prince Edward County Sheriff, Travis D. Harris.

Harris is a native of Prince Edward County, a product of its public schools and a dedicated community leader. Harris was elected Sheriff of Prince Edward in 1999 and re-elected in 2003 and 2007, servicing county citizens as their chief law enforcement officer for 12 years. The Prince Edward Branch of the NAACP welcomes all to join them as they honor this great leader and community member.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Eric Griffin, pastor of St. Stephens United Church of Christ in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is the son of the late L. Francis Griffin, “The Fighting Preacher” who was a prominent voice in the Civil Rights Movement and an advocate for educational rights in our country.

Musical guest will be the Longwood Jazz Combo under the direction of Dr. Charles Kinzer.

For further information, contact (434) 547-8641.