ALTON - The Alton Branch NAACP regretfully announces that after several meetings, they have decided to cancel their 2021 Freedom Fund Banquet. The dinner was scheduled for September 18th at Lewis & Clark Community College.

Subscribe Now to Breaking News

They first and foremost wanted to thank the community and surrounding community for their continued support of the organization.

Andy Hightower, President of the Alton Branch said, "It is only with your gracious support that we continue to serve. As we continue our efforts to address civil rights issues in our area, we ask for your continued support."

Because the Alton Branch NAACP will honor all scholarships and program obligations in 2021, they will still be printing their annual Alton Branch NAACP Advertisement Book. The Ad Book features the 2021 college scholarship recipients, award recipients, and area businesses and patrons who have generously supported the organization. Ads will be accepted until September 18, 2021.

Tickets will be refunded upon request by calling Mrs. Maxine Caldwell at (618)795-5786 or Mrs. Anita Banks at (618)465-8366.

Local Ad Rates:

Full Page - $150

Half Page - $100

Quarter Page - $50

Single Name - $10

Corporate Sponsors are as follows:

Article continues after sponsor message

Most Popular: ISP Releases Name Of East St. Louis Man Who Died In Tuesday Morning Shooting

Platinum - $5,000

Gold - $2,000

Silver - $1,500

Bronze - $1,000

Email ads to AltonBranchNAACP@gmail.com

Make checks payable to:

Alton Branch NAACP

P.O. Box 1216

Alton, IL 62002

Attention: Ad Journal

"We appreciate your time, consideration, and ongoing support," says Hightower.

Read More:

Jun 14, 2021 | Alton Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Jun 14, 2021

Feb 25, 2020 | Alton NAACP Announces Freedom Fund Dinner and Souvenir Booklet Advertisements on Sale Feb 25, 2020

May 4, 2020 | Alton Branch of NAACP Postpones Freedom Fund Banquet for May 23, May Look at Date Later in Year to Reschedule May 4, 2020

May 10, 2017 | Alton branch of NAACP holds 49th Freedom Fund dinner, Argosy helps recognize students May 10, 2017

Related Video:

Alton NAACP Holds 49th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

"ZZ Top - La Grange" now playing on The Eagle, the Riverbend's only Classic Rock station. Check out Riverbender Radio Today and Listen to Win!