Hunter guest speaker at NAACP meeting

Published 8:34 am Saturday, February 25, 2017

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


West Orange Cove Consolidated ISD School Board member Demetrius Hunter spoke at the Orange Branch of the NAACP meeting on Thursday about the need to be involved.

“Everyone should attend the School Board meetings,” Hunter said. “Get involved, attend meetings and volunteer on all the campuses.”

Hunter also encouraged people to vote in the upcoming May elections.

NAACP President Demetrious Moffett also explained the last minute changes to the Black History Month Parade on Saturday.

“The Community Wide Trash Off event was already scheduled before our request,” Moffett said. “The timing caused a conflict for the police officers blocking the streets, so we moved the time to 2 p.m.”

Line-ups for the parade will start at 1 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church on 15th Street in Orange, also known as the old school administration building.

The Grand Marshall for the parade will be the people of Orange, according to Moffett.

Plans for the Scholarship Dinner on March 25 were also discussed. The organization is seeking sponsorships for tables. To sponsor a table of eight is $200. The NAACP Branch Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church located at 106 Park Street in Orange. Guest speaker is Executive Director of Beaumont Branch Paul Jones. The theme is Knowledge is Power.

Next month, the NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. at the WOCCISD Administration Building located at 902 West Park Ave. in Orange. Executive Director Housing Authority of the City of Orange Nona Eath will be the guest speaker.