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By Dominique Madden
Telegram Columnist 

Western Wayne County NAACP to honor community heros

22nd Freedom Fund Dinner Honorees named


October 10, 2019

Judge Deborah Thomas - FREEDOM & JUSTICE HONOREE

ALLEN PARK, MI – The NAACP Western Wayne County Branch will host their 2019 NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5:00pm – 7:00 p.m. (Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m.) The dinner will be held at The Prestige Banquet Hall at 6600 Allen Rd in Allen Park. A Meet & Greet Soiree will take place from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

NAACP Western Wayne County Branch is pleased to announce that Lt. Governor - Garlin Gilchrist II will be the Keynote Speaker and Keith Crispen – CEO of the Crispen Group will serve as the Master of Ceremony.

Lifetime Achievement Award - Roy Wilson - President of the Inkster NAACP - 1960 – 1970

Great Expectations - Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib - 13th District

Freedom & Justice - Judge Deborah Thomas - Michigan 3rd Circuit Court Judge

Community Service Award – Seed 2 Feed Foundation - Men's group in Inkster reaching the community

Trailblazer Award – Jayla Washington - She is founder of a youth mentoring program and host several events that focus on engaging millennials in the community?

Leading Through Service - Elected Official Award – Wayne County Commissioner Glenn Anderson

The theme for this year is:


The prices for this spectacular event are $100.00 for adult tickets and $50.00 for youth tickets. Each ticket includes a one-year membership to the NAACP. Table of Eight pricing is available. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib - GREAT EXPECTATIONS HONOREE

Tickets can be purchased by sending in monies to Freedom Fund Dinner Western Wayne County NAACP P. O. Box 207 Inkster, MI 48141 or by Eventbrite or PayPal. For more information contact Dakima Jackson at 734-891-8643 or Gina Steward at 313-949-3133. They can also be contacted at [email protected].

About NAACP Western Wayne County Branch

The NAACP Western Wayne County Branch represents 24 cities: Allen Park, Belleville, Brownstown, Canton, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, Garden City, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Melvindale, New Boston, Northville, Plymouth, Redford, River Rouge, Romulus, Sumpter, Taylor, Van Buren, Wayne, Westland and Wyandotte.

Membership into the oldest and boldest civil rights organization is only $30.00.

This year's sponsors are Beaumont Health, UAW Local 900, DTE Energy, Operation Refuge, Telegram News and Starfish Family Services.


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