The Stockton Branch NAACP will be inducting longtime community activist Warren Gaines on Saturday, Nov. 23 into the NAACP Freedom Fund Hall of Fame as well as honoring excellence in serving the community with the Annual Freedom Fighter Awards for Community and Corporate partners.
Local leaders will be honored at 6 p.m. at a reception and dinner in their honor at the Brookside Golf & Country Club, 3603 St Andrews Drive in Stockton. The even will feature a live auction, raffle prizes, and dancing. Community Awards recipients include Stockton City Council member Elbert Holman, Geraldine Edwards Hollis, Jose Rodriquez, Constance Smith, and Judge William Murray.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Orage Quarles III, publisher of the North Carolina News and Observer. Quarles was formally publisher of the Stockton Record. The honorary co-chairs of the event are Dr. and Mrs. Moses Elam.
Tickets are $100 per person. This is a Black Tie formal affair.