NAACP Awards Banquet Honors Community Service Winners
J. Ronald White was the guest speaker for Moore County NAACP 72nd Annual Awards Banquet held late last year. White is the fourth vice president of the N.C. NAACP State Conference. He was introduced by Tynazia, Tymazia and Tayvon Collins, children of Tashena Collins.
White asked a question of the audience: "are you standing in the gap or standing in the way?" His message was based on this year's national theme: "Bold Dreams, Big Victories."
Community service honorees were Maurice B. Holland Sr. and Donnie W. Miller. The youth scholarship was awarded to Nicholas R. Clegg. Clegg is a UNC Greensboro freshman majoring in media production with a minor in music education. He is a 2009 graduate of Union Pines High School. Marion Fletcher was recognized as well for her past service as secretary from 2005-2008.
Other participants were Lana Peek, soloist; Elder Earl Jones, who provided the invocation and grace, and Evangelist Emily Davis gave the benediction.
"The Moore County NAACP executive committee and membership would like to thank Sandhills Community College staff," said a spokesman. "We'd also like to thank the sponsors, attendees, and advocates who continue to believe in the works of this great association for civil and social justice. Our motto is 'How Far We Have Come! With Miles Yet To Go!'"
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.
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