Pastor Rodrecus Johnson Jr. leads a prayer during a Juneteenth worship service Saturday in Killeen. The service, hosted by the Killeen NAACP, marked the end of the Juneteenth celebration and was followed by a free lunch. 

Sergio Flores|Herald

Over 300 attendees are expected to attend the National Association for Advancement of Colored People’s 80th Texas State Conference held in Killeen Oct. 12-14.

The conference will be hosted at three main locations including Central Texas College, Shilo Inn & Suites and the Killeen Civic & Convention Center.

Registration for the event costs $90 and interested attendees can pay in advance online at txnaacp.prg or register on site the first day of the conference.

TaNeika Driver-Moultrie, an executive committee member for the Killeen NAACP chapter, said the chapter is excited and engaged on creating one of the best conference the NAACP has ever had.

“We are proud to show the visiting chapters our community and honored to host this great event,” Driver-Moultrie said Friday.

Some of the events include a ministers round table discussion and luncheon on Oct. 12, a bike ride on Oct. 14 to promote the NAACP’s health initiative, and a community service project on Oct. 14, as well.

The conference will also host a number of learning workshops on a variety of topics.

This year’s theme is: Steadfast and Immovable.

“We are elated and excited to host the Texas State NAACP in our city. Being such a diverse community, we have a lot to offer to the attendees and our guests as well. All are invited and encouraged to attend the State Convention; the Killeen Branch would love to have you!” said the Rev. Samuel Powell, local branch president.

Vendor booths, sponsorships, tickets, registration and ads can be purchased by contacting the local convention chairwoman, TaNeika Driver-Moultrie, via email at tnd2475@gmail.com or 254-338-1562.

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