Stories tagged with: NAACP

November 2, 2014 - 8:01pm
29 weeks 1 day ago

The local chapter of the NAACP held their Freedom Funds Banquet Saturday night.

The event was held has been taking place for the last 46 years. This year brought the largest turnout yet. According to Kenneth Burke, President of the Muskingum County NAACP Chapter, the event is held not only to raise money, but to bring the community together.

"The NAACP, everybody has the right to civil and equal rights. Everybody, I don't care who you are or what color you are and this...

October 9, 2014 - 6:12pm
32 weeks 4 days ago

The NAACP is welcoming back one of Muskingum Counties very own members at their 2014 annual banquet this year.

The banquet will be held on November 1 at 6:30 P.M at the hallowed hills banquet hall where Zanesville's Forest Farmer will be speaking about his path to success and his achievements along the way. Muskingum Counties NAACP president, Kenneth Burke, explains how fortunate they are to have Farmer as their guest speaker this year.

We've had some very, very generous people...

April 26, 2014 - 6:23pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

Members of the Muskingum County Chapter of the NAACP celebrated the achievement of local women just before Mother's Day.

Today was the 1st annual "Women Working Together to Build a Stronger Community Luncheon." the event aimed to pay homage to four special ladies that dedicated their lives to improving their community and being role models for younger generations.

"The things with the nutrition and health and education and promoting people, a lot of people said...

October 24, 2013 - 4:13pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

The Muskingum County branch of the NAACP is having a banquet to celebrate movers and shakers from the local community.

The 45th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet will take place next month. The event will feature food, awards and a special guest speaker. Paul Newman is a Zanesville native that moved to Flint, Michigan to start an impressive career.

"Paul is a retired executive with the General Motors Corporation and he had a very large resume," NAACP Muskingum County...

February 25, 2012 - 6:18pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

An organization is celebrating Black History Month through rhythm and sound.

The NAACP hosted "Drumming Unity Day" Saturday afternoon, with musicians and dancers from the Central Ohio Drum Collective. Organizer Martha Mitchell said once she heard the group play, she couldn't resist inviting them to our area.

"I heard this group and I thought they were very inspirational and I wanted to bring something like this to Zanesville, especially for...

October 29, 2011 - 8:12pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Branch of the NAACP held their 43rd Annual Freedom Fund banquet Saturday evening.

The banquet not only serves as a fundraiser for the Branch's operating expenses but also a time to give back to the community.

"We will be giving away three book donations to area students who have gone onto college to help with books and so forth. When you get to school, you have to have other things too and i'ts hard to get adjusted," said Branch President Kenneth...

September 10, 2011 - 3:33pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

A local organization is doing its part to help local students further their education.

The Muskingum County Chapter of The NAACP hosted their second flea market of the summer. Proceeds from the market will go towards a scholarship for students preparing to enter and already in college.

President of the Local NAACP Chapter Kenneth Burke explains, "They have to have books, they have to have personal items and thing like that, this is to help them get through the...

October 30, 2010 - 10:34pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Branch of the NAACP is recognizing two of its own for the many contributions they have made in this community-in hopes of inspiring others to do so.

The 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet was held Saturday night, where James McDonald was named Foot Soldier in the Sand Honoree. McDonald has been involved in a number of local organizations, including the Hallowed Hills Campground, Apostolic Ministerial Association, and the Muskingum County Community...

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