ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud NAACP branch will be hosting the 31st annual Martin Luther King Junior Freedom Fund Banquet on Sunday, January 19th.

Richard Wilson, the Assistant Chief of Police in St. Cloud will be a guest speaker at the event. Denise Fale, the president of the St. Cloud NAACP branch, says the Southside Family Charter School students, and the Grammy award winning instrumental group "Sounds of Blackness" will also be performing at the banquet.

The theme of this years event is "Keep the Dream Alive". Fale says the theme is all about the community gathering together to create change in the area.

The banquet will be at the Rivers Edge Convention Center and goes from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $50 per person.