10th annual Oakes Banquet Saturday
By JAMIE PATTERSON
The tenth annual support banquet for the Oakes African American Cultural Center will be held Saturday night in an effort to raise funds for the historical site.
H.A. Scott, member of the Oakes Advisory Committee, said he anticipates a successful banquet this year.
“I think we have progressed over the previous years, and we are looking for a success this year,” he said.
Scott said attendance and support for the annual banquet has grown over the last ten years.
Marcia Arp will serve as guest speaker for this year’s event. Arp began her career with the Bureau of Prisons as a correctional officer in 1986 and worked her way up through the ranks. A 26-year employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Yazoo City, she has extensive experience in the area of contracting and administration. She currently serves as Business Administrator at the facility.
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