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Hardin County Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s 20th annual freedom fund Banquet is at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 27, at the Fort Knox Leader’s Club. The keynote speaker will be University of Kentucky Associate Professor of History Dr. Gerald L. Smith Pd.D. The theme for the banquet is “Moving Forward Uniting Our Community: What is your Assignment?”
Nominations are being accepted for honorees in the following categories: Humanitarian Award- presented to an active member/supporter who distinguishes themselves by contributing personal time, resources and efforts to branch programs, events or personal endeavors that go above and beyond their call of duty; the Civil Rights Award honors an active member/supporter who best represents the continuous effort to establish, motivate and progress the civil rights movement in a manner relevant to the current events and in accordance with the national NAACP issues; and the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to the member/supporter who has culminated 10 years or more of service and support to the betterment of the local and national community. The awardee must uphold the tenants and image of the NAACP.
All nominations must be received by Aug. 5. Nomination forms can be received by calling the Hardin County Branch NAACP and Donna Smalls at 268-1133.