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NAACP appreciates assistance with annual Freedom Fund Banquet

To the Editor:

We, the officers, executive board and members of the Hertford County Branch NAACP #5403, sincerely thank everyone who supported, sponsored, contributed, or participated in our Annual Freedom Fund Banquet held on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Nebo Baptist Church Family Life Center, Murfreesboro, NC.

We extend a special thank you to Dr. Cicely J. Cottrell, Professor from Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC, for serving as our Banquet Speaker. Also, we extend special thanks to the Chowan University Choir for providing us such wonderful music for the occasion.

We gratefully acknowledge our loyal sponsors, supporters and contributors, which are: Senator Erica Smith, Representative Howard Hunter, III, Attorney D. Cole Phelps, Central Ford of Ahoskie, NC, Sheriff Dexter Hayes, District Court Judge Brenda Branch, Superior Court Judge Cy Grant, Choanoke Area Development Association, Chowan University, Southern Bank of Ahoskie, NC, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Reliable Health Care, Dr. Terry Hall, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Care (Kim Schwartz), Perdue Farms, Inc., NUCOR Steel Corp., Hertford County Manager & Commissioners, Dr. William Wright, Superintendent of Hertford County Public Schools, Mr. James Eure, Manager of the State Employees Credit Union of Ahoskie, The Twelve Sportsman’s Club, The Newport News Shipyard Commuter’s Club, Ahoskie Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., C. S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum, St. John Second Baptist Church (Rev. Roy Sharpe), First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro (Rev. Robert Richardson), Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Dr. James W. Shearn), New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Dr. William C. Clark), Second Baptist Union Church (Rev. Bryan Pierce), Parkers Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Dr. Fernando Temple), Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Dr. Henry Jordan), Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Askew), New Ahoskie Baptist Church (Pastor C. David Stackhouse), Calvary Missionary Baptist Church ( Rev. Dr. Jerryl Moody), Philippi Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Tony Williams), Piney Woods Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Dr. Gregory Ellis), Mt. Sinai Church of God, Murfreesboro, NC (Elder Dr. Authur Clark), New Haven Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Lloyd Gatling), Revelle Hill Baptist Church (Elder James C. Banks, Jr.), Northampton County Branch NAACP, Edenton Chowan County Branch NAACP, Martin County Branch NAACP, Gates County Branch NAACP, Bertie County Branch NAACP, Chowan County Branch NAACP, WRCS Radio Station, Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Verse One Publications and Graphics, and Betty Drake (Caterer).

Scholarship Recipients for 2018 are: Ja’Bria Harrell, Keyonna Bishop, and Ross Richardson.

Again, the Hertford County Branch NAACP #5403 greatly appreciates everyone for your loyal support, financial contributions, sponsorships and many donations. “Elevate Higher – Emerge Stronger” FORWARD TOGETHER, Not One Step Back.

Rev. Dr. James W. Shearn, Branch President

Pastor C. David Stackhouse, Planning Committee Chair