The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Pine Bluff Branch, will present its the 28th Annual Dove Freedom Fund Banquet.

This event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at at the Pine Bluff Convention Center Ballroom.

Also, the NAACP Awards Committee is accepting 2019 nominations for the NAACP AWARDS that will be presented during the banquet.

“We invite you to submit the names of deserving people in our community,” a spokesman said in a news release.

Award categories include: The Pine Bluff Branch Member of the Year, The Dove Civil Rights Award, The Rev. H. O. Gray Community Service Award, The Youth of the Year Award, The Education Award and The Religious Award.

The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, Sept. 18. Nomination forms and award criteria are available by calling Piccola Washington at 870-543-9978 or Tina Owens at 870-692-3099.

For banquet tickets, sponsorships, vendor information or details, contact Rhonda N. Rawlings at 870-413-1365 or email . Wanda V. Neal is president of the Pine Bluff Branch.