Freedom Fund Banquet promotes community’s progress and growth

The Greater Lafayette NAACP continued its mission of working together through education and open communication Saturday night. (WLFI Photo)
The Greater Lafayette NAACP continued its mission of working together through education and open communication Saturday night. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Greater Lafayette NAACP continued its mission of working together through education and open communication Saturday night.

The organization highlighted the theme Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

The NAACP wants to show the promotion of progress and personal growth.

The banquet raises funds for scholarships for people in the community.

Greater Lafayette NAACP President Sadie B. Harper-Scott said this event really helps to bring the community together.

“It’s a great event where everybody can come together,” Harper-Scott said. “We deal with a lot of cultural relationships, and it’s important we embrace each other and have a good time so we can communicate together – and it makes a stronger community. It makes me very happy.”

Saturday’s banquet was highlighted by keynote speaker Honorable Chief Judge Brenda Branch from Halifax County, North Carolina.

She was the first African American female chief judge in her county.