CORPUS CHRISTI–The NAACP of Corpus Christi will honor six area leaders, including the Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of the Corpus Christi, on Friday night for their contributions to the area.
The 41st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at the American Bank Center and is a big gala fundraiser for the NAACP.
It’s expected to attract more than a 1,000 people for the event. The money raised will go to scholarships and other programs the local NAACP conducts in the area.
One of its honorees is Most Rev. Edmond Carmondy. Bishop Carmondy was appointed to be the seventh Bishop of Corpus Christi and served about a decade as the area’s top Catholic leader before retiring. Since he left his post, he is now called the Bishop Emeritus and works at Pope John Paul II.
Other honorees included Corpus City Manager Angel Escobar, State Rep. Todd Hunter and three other area leaders.
The keynote address for this gala dinner will be given by tv personality Judge Mablean Ephriam, who used to be the judge on the syndicated tv show Divorce Court.
–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, email@example.com
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