The Liberty County Branch NAACP will host its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway.
The banquet will be in honor of the late Neloweze (Williams) Cooper, who was instrumental in starting the county’s NAACP chapter.
The organization is seeking nominees for various awards that will be presented at the banquet. The awards and criteria, according to a news release, are:
• Ralph W. Quarterman Award — This award is for a nominee who has demonstrated concern and support for civil-rights issues.
• W. C. Shipman Trailblazer Award — This award goes to an individual who has blazed a trail by being a “first” in a particular vocation or discipline through leadership and unmatched determination.
• E.B. Cooper Educational Award — This award is for an individual chosen based on educational leadership and services in Liberty County.
Submit the nominee’s name, a picture and a write-up on how the individual meets the requirements as identified in the criteria by Friday.
For more information, call Clara Pippen at 912-980-5329.