Hickory – August marks the beginning of Fall initiatives for Hickory NAACP. It is a time for reactivating the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force and Voter Registration efforts. The primary purpose of the Task Force is to support educational needs of the underserved children and families at all levels including early childhood, k-12 as well as after school needs in the community.

This year, the Branch is also co-sponsoring an area Black Authors Panel in partnership with Friends of the Ridgeview Library in September, launching its initial Golf Tournament fundraiser in October. Ongoing activities will include community advocacy through Concerned Citizens of Ridgeview and getting out the vote for the November Election.

The following dates and events list Hickory NAACP activities for the month of August. As indicated, some are for members only.

Thursday 8/10/2023, 4:30 pm – NAACP Executive Committee (members only at usual meeting location)

Sunday 8/13/2023, 3:00 pm – NAACP Branch monthly meeting at Hartzell UM Church, 465 S. Center St., Hickory. (Open to all interested in the goals of the NAACP)

On September 16 at 2:00 pm, the Branch will partner with Friends of the Ridgeview Library to co-sponsor an area Black Authors Panel. For more information send an email to [email protected].

On October 21, 2023, 1:00 pm. the Branch will host the 1st Annual NAACP Golf Tournament at Brushy Mtn. Golf Course Taylorsville, NC, 300 Golf Course Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681. For additional information call 828-455-0406.