With COVID-19 cases increasing in area, the Hardin County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter has rescheduled its annual Freedom Fund Banquet scheduled this weekend.

The black-tie event now will take place April 23 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. This year’s theme is Unity in Diversity.

“The NAACP felt this theme was befitting of the season the United States is experiencing and wanted to emphasize a topic every American should adopt and genuinely focus on,” according to a news release.

Christopher King, grandson of the late blues singer B.B. King, will be the guest speaker for the evening. He is an award-winning human rights speaker and philanthropist.

Robin Gardner, a Louisville poet, will serve as the moderator. The program includes a meal, live entertainment and a series of awards recognize efforts being made on behalf of equality of rights and eliminating race-based discrimination.

Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite at naacphardincountyfreedom.eventbrite.com. Paper tickets can be acquired from Mildred Williams, 270-351-2738, or Jennifer Banks, 270-304-5101.The ticket price is $75.

Advertisement and sponsorship opportunities are available to support the program. Contact Nichelle Tucker 270-599-9293 or email naacppresidenthcb@gmail.com.

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