NAACP preparing for annual banquet

The Bartholomew County Area National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will have its annual Freedom Fund/ Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Donner Center, 739 22nd St.

This year’s theme is “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count.” The speaker will be Aida Ramirez, executive director of the Columbus Human Rights Commission.

Tickets are $30 at Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St., Columbus.

Information: Deloris Sanders, 812-614-4953.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5645.