KAA-MaCC fourth anniversary and induction ceremony

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 17, 2017

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate its fourth anniversary on Saturday Oct. 7, celebrating the ongoing theme of “Continuing The Quest For History Untold.”

KAA-MaCC’s anniversary celebration will highlight inductees into the Hall of Fame for three categories: Legacy Hall of Fame, Celebrity Hall of Fame, and Lifetime Achievement.

The inductees include: Legacy Hall of Fame – Dr. Levi A. Gibson (deceased), first African-American medical doctor in the Centerview community of Kannapolis;

Celebrity Hall of Fame – Kristina L. Roberts, author (aka “ZANE”) and publisher of Strebor Books; and Lifetime Achievements;

Clarence E. Caldwell, former band leader and musician of over 70 years;

Rosella E. Caldwell, retired educator, missionary and community leader;

and Walter L. Richardson Sr. (deceased), the first nightclub owner with live entertainment in the Bethel community in Kannapolis.

Larry White Sr., founder and CEO of VIP eVENTS Concierge of Annapolis, Md., will serve as the master of ceremony.

Beginning at 5-6 p.m., the venue for the VIP reception is the Kannapolis Train Station, located at 201 S. Main St. From 6:30-9 p.m., the silent auction, dinner/program and induction ceremony will be held in The Laureate Center ballroom, located at 401 Laureate Way.

Tickets are available at 704-925-1314 or https://www.kaa-macc.org/donate-online.html. The deadline for ticket purchases is Sept. 30. Attire for is formal and semi-formal.

KAA-MaCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. According to founder and board chairman Dr. Ruby L. Anthony-White, a 1967 G. W. Carver High School graduate, “KAA-MaCC’s main goal is to obtain a building/site for a museum and cultural center. The museum will focus on African American history in Kannapolis and surrounding communities in Cabarrus and southern Rowan. The cultural center will provide programs to educate the public, youth and adults about African American culture as well as other cultures.”

Opportunities for sponsorship and/or placing an advertisement in the souvenir journal are available. Details for sponsorships, advertisements, and tickets are provided at www.kaa-macc.org

Donations of $100 per person include a VIP reception with honorees, silent auction, dinner and induction ceremony. Donations of $45 includes the silent auction, dinner and induction ceremony. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the KAA-MaCC Administrative Office at 704-925-1314 or they can be purchased at https://www.kaa-macc.org/ donate-online.html

The deadline for ticket purchases is September 30, 2017.

Attire for this event is formal and semi-formal. About KAA-MaCC, Inc.

The Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc. (KAA-MaCC), a 501(c)(3) non- profit, seeks to be recognized as a national model for documenting, interpreting, and presenting local history and culture. Our mission is to collect and preserve the history and culture of the African-American family in Kannapolis and its neighboring communities in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. We will build a museum and cultural center to serve, engage, and enrich the community. KAA-MaCC was founded by Board Chairman, Dr. Ruby L. Anthony-White in 2013.

For more information, contact: JL Anthony, Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc., 704-925-1314, presidentceo@kaa-macc.org www.kaa-macc.org


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