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November 5--  The Toombs County Branch of the NAACP awarded college scholarships during its10th Annual Fall Freedom Fund Banquet over the weekend at Chatters in Lyons.

naacpswinners(L-R) Mrs. Sonja Eason accepts the scholarship of behalf of her daughter Cari Eason, a 2019 graduate of Toombs County High School who is attending Clayton State University; Bakari Woods, a 2019 graduate of Montgomery County High School who attends Albany State University; and Mrs. Valerie Burnette, chairman of the Toombs County Education Committee, who presented the scholarships.

Branch President Tracy Johnson said, "Congratulations to Miss Cari Eason and Mr. Bakari Woods for being our 2019 scholarship recipients. It was a great pleasure to honor these two deserving and high achieving college students from our local area in continuing their future endeavors.

"We also honored several phenomenal individuals who have been outstanding pillars of our community.

"On the behalf of all members and officers we’d like to thank all of our donors, special guests and honorees, and all who were in attendance at this year’s event."

The Reverend Dr. Francys Johnson, former congressional candidate and President of the Georgia NAACP, was the guest speaker and spoke on the theme of the ceremony, "When We Fight, We Win."

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