Tickets now on sale for NAACP Dove Freedom Fund Banquet

The Pine Bluff Branch NAACP will host its annual Dove Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Back by popular demand, Donna Terrell of Fox 16 News will again serve as the mistress of ceremony. Entertainment will be provided by jazz artist, Michael Eubanks.

The keynote speaker will be retired justice of the New York State Court, Laura D. Blackburne.

Tickets are $40 per person. Tables are also available for $400 each. To purchase tickets or tables, contact Wanda V. Neal, president of the Pine Bluff Branch NAACP, at 870-536-3141 or Dorothy Oliver at 870-850-0107.

The 2013 Nomination Awards Program will be held prior to the banquet from 5-6:30 p.m. The NAACP Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the following award categories:

• The Pine Bluff Branch Member of the Year

• The Dove Civil Rights Award

• The Community Service Award

• The Youth of the Year Award

Nomination forms and award criteria are available by contacting Lula Gray at 870-535-5680 or Mary Hart at 870-536-6571. Award criteria information and nominations must mailed by Saturday to the Pine Bluff Branch NAACP Award Committee, P.O. Box 9064, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611. Winners will be notified prior to the program.