U.S. District Court Chief Magistrate Judge guest at NAACP Rome luncheon

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The 14th annual Freedom Fund Luncheon was held in Rome on Saturday.

The event is an annual fundraiser for the Rome branch of the NAACP.

Members dined at the Beeches Inn and Conference Center.

Saturday's guest speaker was the Honorable Judge George Yanthis, the Chief Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court.

The luncheon raises scholarships funds for youth and highlight some of the work the organization does in the community.

NAACP Rome Branch President Phonon Perrilloux said, "Going forward in the future, we are hoping to expand our membership, our scholarship base and also of course address the regress issues that come before the community."

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