St. Cloud NAACP to Host 33rd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner
ST. CLOUD -- Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. day and black history, the St. Cloud NAACP will host their 33rd annual Freedom Fund Dinner.
The banquet will be Sunday at River's Edge Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. Communications coordinator, Mable Fale says the event is a way to honor the past and plan for the future.
"We just have an overall celebration of Martin Luther King and black history and just in remembrance of him and also what he has done for people of color."
Money raised during the banquet will go toward funding initiatives put on by the St. Cloud NAACP. Fale says their main focus this year is on education and getting kids interested in the STEM fields.
"We're really focusing on partnering with the schools for STEM education, that's what we're really pushing...also just really working on pushing that education piece with our youth."
About 250 people are expected to attend the dinner. Tickets are $50 a piece if you would like to buy tickets click here.
Another MLK Day event, a breakfast, will be hosted by St. Cloud State University. The breakfast will be Monday in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.
This event is free and goes from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
All campus parking lots will be free on Monday with the exception of the 4th Avenue ramp, 15-minute, maintenance-vehicle and handicapped spaces.