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NAACP announces reunion
by Jebb Johnston
Jun 13, 2013 | 53 views | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The biennial reunion and homecoming celebration planned by the NAACP will bring three days of events to Corinth following Independence Day.

The usual lineup of activities, including a parade, fiesta and Black & Gold Ball, will take place July 5-7.

The event enjoyed another big turnout in 2011 with 15 different states represented among the attendees, said Pauline Sorrell, reunion coordinator.

Businesses, law enforcement and other groups are joining the lineup for the parade set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 6.

“We would like the participation of the whole community for the parade. This is for everybody,” said Sorrell.

A float will recognize all school queens, past and present. Entry fee is $10 with a deadline of June 30.

The Fiesta kicks off the weekend with entertainment by DJ XL at Crossroads Arena from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, July 5. After Saturday’s parade is the picnic at Crossroads Regional Park until 3 p.m. with music by Tony Holland. The Black & Gold Ball gets underway at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 6, with live entertainment by Pure Elegance.

A memorial service caps the weekend at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at St. Mark Baptist Church. Memorials recognizing those lost since 2011 are being accepted through June 21.

Registration will begin at the Johns Street Community Center on July 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. It will continue at the Fiesta and again Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the park pavilion.

For questions, e-mail naacpreunionhomecoming@yahoo.com or contact Sorrell at 286-2441.
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