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SIOUX CITY -- The Sioux City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be holding its annual Freedom Fund Dinner at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Sioux City Convention Center, 801 Fourth St.

The cost is $50 per ticket.

The event's keynote speaker, NAACP Iowa-Nebraska State Area Conference President Betty Andrews, will give members an update on local, regional and national initiatives, emphasizing this year's "Steadfast and Immovable" theme.

In addition, winning art exhibits from the annual Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. art contest, which is open to all Siouxland K-12 students, will be on display. The art is divided into grade school, middle school and high school categories.

NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner proceeds are used to fund scholarships for young scholars and underwrite Martin Luther King Day and Juneteenth programming, as well as for other organizational activities throughout the year.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect date for the event.

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