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Ross NAACP Sets Date For Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet


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(Chillicothe) – The 46th Annual Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet will be held at the Christopher Conference Center, 20 North Plaza Blvd, Chillicothe, on October 14, 2023. The banquet starts at 6pm and the social hour is from 5pm-6pm.

The Speaker for the banquet will be Dr. Rick W. Smith Sr., Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development at Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, President and CEO at Smith Consulting Solutions Inc. and he is also the former President & CEO of the United Way of Ross County.

This year’s theme is “Thriving Together.”

Tickets are $45 for an adult and $10 for children under age ten, who will be served a children’s meal. If you would like to reserve a table for 8 people, please inform the person that you purchase your tickets from. Tickets will not be sold after October 6th, or at the door.

A portion of the proceeds from the banquet support the local NAACP’s efforts to provide scholarships to students who are interested in furthering their education. Last year, Ross NAACP provided scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each to three students at Chillicothe High School.

If you have any questions or need to purchase tickets, contact Ross County NAACP President, Mrs. Adrienne L. D’Souza at (740) 466-5280 or email