Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the NAACP banquet as a guest of NAACP Roane County Chapter President Joe Eskridge.
Joe promised a night of great food, fellowship and music. Those who know Joe will attest that he is rarely given to understatement, however, I have to say, he was not exaggerating.
Following remarks by Master of Ceremonies Tearsa Smith of WATE, a prayer led by the Rev. Larry Woods and a welcome by Chapter Vice President John Hamilton, we listened carefully to the recital of the Negro National Anthem by Joyce Woods.