West Volusia NAACP draws 500-plus to 29th banquet

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PHOTOS BY CHARLES W. CHERRY II
Deltona District 3 City Commissioner Maritza Avila-Vazquez, banquet speaker Hubert Grimes, Deltona City Manager Jane Shang, Daisy Grimes.
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Walter “David” Dawson, Beverly FosterFaber and Jean A. Richardson accept their Trailblazer Awards for their long service to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
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Timothy Thomas, Marcus Quarterman, Jr., and Jermirria Williams were recognized for winning scholarship awards.
Attorney Theodore Small accepts the branch’s Difference Maker Award as the Mistress of Ceremony, Volusia County Council District 1 Representative Barbara Girtman, looks on.
Daytona Beach Zone 3 City Commissioner Quanita May, far right, enjoyed the banquet with other attendees sitting at one of the AdventHealth tables.
Former West Volusia County Branch President David Staples accepts the branch’s Legacy Award from current Branch President Michael E. Williams.
The Vibe Band rocked the house after the banquet.
Family and friends of Trailblazer Award winner Jean A. Richardson (second row, far right) traveled to Deltona from as far away as the Washington, D.C – Maryland – Virginia area to witness her accept her award.

The West Volusia NAACP held its 29th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on June 29 in Deltona with hundreds of Volusia County residents in attendance. The banquet was held at The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

The guest speaker was Hubert Grimes, former Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president and retired judge.

Volusia County Councilwoman Barbara Girtman served as the mistress of ceremony.

During the event, the NAACP branch celebrated community trailblazers and presented scholarships to Volusia students.

Music and entertainment was provided by the Vibe Band.

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