Thank you from the MV NAACP

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To the Editor:

The late Senator Edward W. Brooke III said, “Life’s urgent, most persistent question: What are you doing for others?”

On Friday night, June 19, at the VFW, branch members and community friends of the MV NAACP celebrated Juneteenth with restaurateur Chef Deon. Fabulous jazz music in the background, provided by Jeremy Berlin, was enjoyed by all, and seasonal flower arrangements donated by Morrice Florist adorned the tables.

On behalf of the branch, we appreciate the community’s participation and support. This event helped us raise money for scholarships and for other charitable organizations in need.

Much appreciation goes to the dream team of volunteers: Vera Shorter, Ken Gross, Liza Coogan, Rhonda Cohen, Barbara Morgan, Kyra Watkins, and the executive committee.

A special thanks to E. Jacqueline Hunt, former branch president and current chairman of religious affairs, for praying for our community and the community of Charleston, N.C.  MV NAACP Is Charleston Strong!

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the oldest, largest, and strongest civil rights organization in the United States. The Martha’s Vineyard Branch is one of the most diverse racially and ethnically anywhere. If you have not joined the branch, please do so today. To learn more about membership, please call 508-696-5785.

Colleen Morris

Secretary, Executive Committee

Oak Bluffs