Montford Point Association to hold banquet

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 05:54 PM.

The Cherry Point chapter of the Montford Point Marine Association has scheduled its annual banquet beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Landing at Cherry Point.

Reception begins at 6 p.m. with James T. Averhart, president of the National Montford Point Marine Association, speaking at 7 p.m. Dancing and hors d’oeuvres follow at 8 p.m.

The Montford Point Marine Association is a nonprofit veteran organization established to perpetuate the legacy of the first African-Americans who entered the Marine Corps from 1942 to 1949 at Montford Point.

For ticket and other information, call 229-1657 or 241-9417.

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