Seats still available for NAACP trip to Detroit

Staff report


The local NAACP Youth Council is planning a bus trip to Detroit on Aug. 15 that will include visits to that city’s Charles H. Wright African American Museum, Motown Records, and the African World Festival.

The bus is nearly full, but spaces are still available. The youth council of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hopes to have all guests registered for the trip by Tuesday.

Reserved seats will be held until that date, and then seating will change to first come, first served, said LK Williams, the council’s acting adviser.

The council continues to seek donations to pay for snacks for the trip, so those attending can directly go to their first destination without stopping for breakfast, Williams said.

A monetary donation or a donation of snack items such as fruit, chips, breakfast bars, fruit snacks or drinks will be accepted.

The next regular council meetings will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, as well as July 26, at the Newport Library, 3730 Market St.

Youth are urged to attend and share their interests including visual arts, science projects or construction of various models. The council plans to present a talent showcase next year.

For information on the council, its fundraising efforts, donations and progress for the Detroit trip, contact Williams, by emailing her at or calling 330-788-1005 or 330-782-9777.

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