Fort Wayne/Allen County NAACP presents...

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

November 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM

August 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Location: Memorial Coliseum

Phone: 260-438-1178

Event Description

July 28, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 7:40 AM EDT

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., The Fort Wayne/Allen County NAACP will be joining Rose Haney in a prayer vigil on the Allen County - Courthouse Green. The Prayer Vigil is in reponse for the Ferguson, Missouri, parent who lost her 18 year old in a police-connected-shooting in the early afternoon of Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Rose Haney and the local NAACP President will deliver the prayer.

The 69th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet
On Friday, November 7th the local branch of the NAACP will hold its Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet. While this event serves as the branch’s annual major fundraiser, it is also a time to reflect upon its previous year’s work. Local citizens, who have generously given of their time and talents, to support the work of the NAACP, will be recognized and honored. Appreciation of other’s who worked to motivate interest and participation in the ongoing struggle for civil rights will also be acknowledged. Mrs. Debbie Powers, 2014 chairperson, stated that this year’s theme is “All In for Justice and Equality”.

The immediate past National President of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre, is slated to be the special guest speaker. This year’s Red Carpet event will be held at The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and it will begin with a Meet and Greet session from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets are sixty-five dollars each for adults and thirty dollars for children, ten and under. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Ticket committee chairperson Ms. Aretha Green at 260-446-2687 or by call the NAACP office at 260-426-3049. Anyone wishing to place an ad in the program booklet may contact Advertisement Chairperson, Gail Littlejohn at 260-744-6973. For any and all other questions and/or inquiries please feel free to contact event chair, Debbie Powers at 260-438-1178

This event is open to the general public.

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