Breakfast at Applebee’s supports Carroll Co Md. NAACP education fund

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July 29th fundraising event at the Applebee’s in Westminster supports Carroll County Md. NAACP education fund

Westminster, June 30, 2017 – – Attached please find a flyer of our annual Carroll County NAACP “Continuing Education Grant” fundraiser at Applebee’s in Westminster on Saturday, July 29th at 8 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Every year, along with the Pehl Foundation, the Carroll County NAACP gives at least one $1,000 Continuing Education Award to a high achieving student in Carroll County Public Schools planning to go to a trade school, college, or university. The money raised from the Applebee’s event goes directly into the CC NAACP continuing education fund.

Tickets are only $10/person – and children under 12 are $5.00 apiece.

Please mark your calendars now and begin informing your family and friends.

20170729 CCN_ ApplebeesThe GPS address is: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 634 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster, MD 21157

I have attended several fundraisers at Applebee’s over the years for a number of different community organizations. It is actually a really unique experience in that the community organization that benefits from the fundraiser actually takes over the restaurant. Essentially every booth is filled with a family that you either know or want to get to know because you share a common interest in supporting an organization that supports the greater community. It’s like a big extended family get together.

Looking forward to seeing you on July 29th, 2017

Breakfast at Applebee’s Westminster July 29 supports Carroll Co NAACP education fund

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This year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Carroll Co. featured a documentary on the black churches in the area

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This year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Carroll Co. featured a documentary on the black churches in the area

In the last several meetings of the Carroll County NAACP, we have discussed Juneteenth.

June 30th, 2017 by Kevin E. Dayhoff

Westminster Md. – This year the Juneteenth celebration in Carroll County, June 19th, 2017 at the Carroll Arts Center, featured a special premiere screening of “The Rock of our Ancestors,” a Community Media Center (CMC) produced documentary about the origins, history, and impact of Carroll County’s small, African-American Churches. For more information go here:

According to the April 27, 2017 minutes of the Carroll County NAACP: “It was mentioned that the Community Media Center and the CC NAACP will partner in an upcoming event involving a movie that has been made about the history of the Black churches in Carroll County.

The event will take place this year on June 19th, 2017 at the Carroll Arts Center

For those not familiar with Juneteenth, it is a celebration of the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching Galveston Texas and being publicly announced by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19th, 1865 – two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had been signed on January 1, 1863.

To watch a short trailer of the documentary film on the black churches in Carroll County go here:

According to Sherry Taylor with the Carroll Community Media center, “Throughout our history, the church has been the cornerstone around which people have gathered to build their communities. It is the rock of faith that sustains us in times of uncertainty, the foundation that supports us as we grow, and a touchstone to guide us day-by-day.

“But, some of our small churches are finding themselves on shifting sand, facing an uncertain future. Shrinking congregations, competing interests, and financial pressures create significant challenges in their survival.

“Carroll County’s houses of worship not only serve as a source of strength and comfort, but also have been vessels of history; some tracing their roots back over 100 years.

“For these parishioners, the loss of the church, is the loss of their legacy. Today, it’s not just the building or the congregation that is at risk, it is the very heritage of their ancestors and the identity of an entire community that is at stake.

I recently wrote an article on Juneteenth that appeared in the Carroll County Times – “Time Flies: June 19 is Juneteenth Independence Day,” by Kevin Dayhoff June 16, 2017.

“June 19, is “Juneteenth,” a relatively little-known holiday in approximately 45 of the 50 states, and the District of Columbia. In June 2011, when I first wrote about the importance of Juneteenth and advocated that Maryland recognize ‘Juneteenth Independence Day,’ only 38 states observed the holiday. Today, according to some recent research, Hawaii, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota and South Dakota still do not recognize the ‘19th of June.’ …”

Find the article here:

This year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Carroll Co. featured a documentary on the black churches in the area

This year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Carroll Co. featured a documentary on the black churches in the area