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Pocatello NAACP Freedom & Awards Banquet

This fundraiser and awards banquet is November 17, at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello and will include a talk on Pocatello’s multi-ethnic Triangle Neighborhood. KISU's McKenzie Young visits with Kenneth Monroe, the President of the NAACP Pocatello chapter. More information on Pocatello's NAACP can be found on Facebook.

The Pocatello Branch of the NAACP cordially invites all to attend and support the Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet, Friday, November 17th, at the Red Lion Hotel, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road, Pocatello.The evening will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. featuring jazz music, light appetizers, and a no host bar. A program will begin at 7 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 accompanied by some entertainment. The cost is $50 per person, business attire is requested. Reserved tables are available and seat eight.

Several awards will be presented during the banquet including the Medgar Evers Award for distinguished service, the Rosa Parks Award for lifetime achievement, Supporting Business Award, and a Member of the Year acknowledgement. The banquet will include a presentation on The Triangle, a multi-ethnic neighborhood in Pocatello, by Kevin Marsh, Ph.D. Marsh is a history professor at ISU, where he started teaching in 1997. He teaches classes in Idaho history and modern U.S. history. With Idaho Thompson Purce and Mary Sanders Watkins, he is co-author of “The Triangle: A Slice of America,” a study of multi-ethnic history in Pocatello.

NAACP Pocatello is looking for sponsorships for organizing the Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet to be held on Friday, Nov. 17. Sponsors will be mentioned in all major displays and advertising at the event and in the media. For additional information or questions call (208) 478-2150 or email Checks can be mailed to Pocatello NAACP, P.O. Box 4192, Pocatello, ID 83205, or pay for tickets at Eventbrite,

McKenzie began working at the station in 2003 while moseying her way through her undergraduate degree in Communication and Rhetorical studies [2012]. Her outgoing personality and involvement in various activities makes for a perfect fit to promote campus and community organizations and events*.