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Freedom Fighter Gala set Oct. 27

The Blair County Chapter of the NAACP has scheduled its First Annual Freedom Fighter Gala at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at The Casino at Lakemont.

In addition to honoring longtime president Don Witherspoon, who passed away from COVID-19 in December, the NAACP plans to introduce its new president, Andrae Holsey.

The Sheetz family is sponsoring the evening, which will include speakers, a catered meal, a raffle and musical entertainment by the Penn Soul Vanians.

The funds raised will provide several area scholarships to students in the Blair and Huntingdon County communities.

Tickets are $30 per person or $300 for tables of 10. Donations of $1,500 include a table. The deadline to purchase tickets is noon Monday, Oct. 18 at centralpatickets.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

For more information, contact Blair County NAACP Secretary Erica McNeal at ericaraeb@gmail.com.

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