NAACP Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday January 16th
The local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on Monday, January 16, 2017, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. This event is being hosted by the Allegany College of Maryland’s Democracy Commitment team. It will take place in the Zimmer Theatre in the Allegany College of Maryland’s College Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Additionally, the 2nd Annual NAACP scholarship program for Allegany County High School Students will be introduced, and the 2016 first and second place award recipients from the first scholarship will also be announced. The Executive Board members of the local chapter will be officially installed into their 2017 elected positions. The officers include: Mrs. Carmen B. Jackson, President; Pastor Martha Bell, Vice President; Mr. Darrell Lee Powell, Treasurer; Dr. Joy Kroeger-Mappes, Secretary.
Featured guest speakers for the event will include clergy members from several local ministries, and representatives from their congregations will also participate. The NAACP is also asking businesses and/or ministries to make a financial contribution toward the 2nd Annual Scholarship for Allegany County High School students and the NAACP’s ongoing efforts.
Also during the event, Ms. Mary Barnett, Rev. Caroline Kelly and Dr. Elesha Ruminski will be receiving special recognition for their Community Leadership.