The Jefferson County Branch of the NAACP will hold its 55th Annual Freedom
Fund Banquet this Saturday, October 13 th , at 3pm at the Clarion Hotel in Harpers
Ferry, WV. Tickets to the banquet are $35. To purchase a ticket, contact Mrs.
Janet Jeffries at 304-725-4094.

The Rev. Ernest D. Lyles, Sr. will be the keynote speaker. Rev. Lyles is a
seasoned activist and highly regarded for his integrity and work in the civil and
human rights arena. He has a compelling history of perseverance, and a
relentless pursuit for justice for all people. Rev. Lyles served as the pastor of Mt.
Zion United Methodist Church in Charles Town and Asbury United Methodist
Church in Shepherdstown before moving to Washington DC to become the
Senior Pastor of the Brighter Day Ministries. Lyles has spent much of his time
developing charitable corporations and programs to help the unfortunate, especially the youth.
Project Excel, one of the programs that Lyles initiated has the distinction of being one of the best and
most efficient education programs in the state for youths.

There will be a silent auction. Come at 2:30 P.M. to peruse the silent auction.