Southern Burlington County NAACP Hosts Annual Freedom Fund Gala and Awards Ceremony – November 30, 2012, Cinnaminson, NJ

Event to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the community; Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, keynote

Cinnaminson, NJ, November 14, 2012 --( The Southern Burlington County NAACP will once again celebrate the branch’s historic legacy at its annual Freedom Fund Gala and Awards Ceremony being held Friday, November 30, 2012 at The Merion, 1301 Route 130 South, Cinnaminson, New Jersey.

Each year, the Southern Burlington County NAACP honors individuals and/or groups within the region who have made significant contributions to the community through their commitment and dedication to service. This year's honorees include – Building ONE NJ; Grass Roots for Change; former Congressman John Adler; Shelly Adler; Hezekiah Griggs, III; Douglas Reed; Tay Walker; Chrystal Walker; Lorraine Baker; 1st Baptist Church of Moorestown; Black Villages Magazine, and others.

The keynote for the evening will be Speaker of the House of Representatives, New Jersey General Assembly, the Honorable Assemblywoman Sheila Y. Oliver, along with special guest, Congressman James Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader of the US House of Representatives.

Tickets to the ceremony are $75 for members, $85 for non-members, and include a sit-down dinner and live musical performances. The event begins with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by the program from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Tisha E. Davis at 609-668-5602, or Linda Murray at 317-450-1890. For more information, visit

About Southern Burlington County NAACP
This historic NAACP chapter, which received its charter on May 9, 1966, was at the forefront of Southern Burlington County NAACP vs. Mt. Laurel (known as the Mt. Laurel Doctrine). This landmark case requires municipalities to use their zoning powers in an affirmative manner to provide a realistic opportunity for the production of affordable housing to low and moderate income households. This landmark case is considered one of the most significant social justice and civil rights cases, next to Brown v. Board of Education. Visit us at
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