The San Fernando Valley branch of the NAACP will honor Assemblywoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) at its 13th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on June 5.
Waters will receive the Roy Wilkins Award at the event, to be held at the Burbank Airport Hilton. NAACP officials Ora F. Skipper, a board member; Thomas J. Montgomery, first vice president, and his wife, Evelyn Montgomery, an executive board member, will also be honored.
The Roy Wilkins Award is presented each year to those whom the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People deems exemplary in social and political service and in providing a role model for young people.
Skipper will receive the Rita Walters Award for contributions in education, and Thomas and Evelyn Montgomery will receive the Ray Arnold Award, a new award for exemplary community service.
The event will start at 6:30 p.m. at the hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank. Tickets are $50, $35 for senior members of the Valley branch. Groups may purchase tables.
Reservations can be made by calling 818-899-4357 or 805-252-0235.