Dinner-dance raises funds for scholarships
A banquet to honor locals for their community service as well as students and graduates for their pursuit of education drew about 80 people to VFW Hall.
The annual Curtis Collier Freedom Fund Banquet, hosted by the Madera chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, included a dinner, dancing and silent auction Friday night.
Named after the late Curtis Collier, a World War II veteran who established the first Madera chapter of the NAACP in the 1950s, the banquet serves as a fundraiser for scholarships for local high school seniors. This year, NAACP was able to increase the number of scholarships given out.
Madera High School scholarship recipients were Mikayla Alene Griggs, Candance Vaughn and Tianna Williams. Madera South High School’s recipients were Marcos T. McCoy, Shantavious Hollins and Sade McAlister. All received $200 and certificates...