News Briefs April 22, 2009

ALCORN COUNTY
Corinth NAACP to hold
annual banquet Friday
– CORINTH – The Alcorn County Branch NAACP is hosting its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Weaver Center in Corinth.
Tickets are $25 and $15 for youth $18 and younger. Call J.C. “Honeyboy” Hill, (662) 287-0290, or Annie Windom, (662) 287-8212, for more information and tickets.
Featured speaker will be Pastor Keith Norman of Broad Street Baptist Church in Memphis.
This awards banquet also honors individuals for community service. Among the awards presented will be a memorial award in honor of the late Ozella Betts, a retired school teacher and tireless volunteer.
Park awarded grant
to build new fence
– CORINTH – The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau voted on Tuesday to award the Crossroads Regional Park a grant of $14,435 to build a new fence around the football-soccer field.
The board acted on the recommendation of the Recreation and Outdoors Committee, which supported the park’s request.
According to park records, the Alcorn County Youth Football League held 76 games on the field in 2008, and the field attracts a lot of soccer matches and other special events.
Volunteer nominations
sought for Choice award
– CORINTH – The call is out for People’s Choice Award nominees to be honored during Corinth’s Juneteenth celebration on Friday, June 19.
The Minority Volunteers Organization is accepting nominations in the categories of business, civic organization, religious organization, individual and youth.
Nominations should be submitted by May 1, in writing, to Project Attention, 1102 S. John St., Corinth, MS 38834.
A Red Carpet Gala will again be the venue for award presentations, beginning at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center.
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