Panama City - The local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has a new place to call home in Bay County.
President of the NAACP’s Florida state conference Odora Obi Nweze came to town today for the dedication of the new office on East 7th Street in downtown Panama City.
The national civil rights group is more than 100 years old and has 150 Bay County members.
Bay County branch president Dr. Rufus Wood is hoping the new office will attract new members while it serves all the people of Bay County.
"We would love to have membership from people throughout our community, because as I said numerous times, I want everybody to know that they are welcomed. We're trying to eliminate prejudice from our society. That is our ultimate aim and goal," said Wood.
The NAACP is holding its annual Freedom Fundraiser this Saturday at the Holiday Inn Select in Panama City starting at 5:30pm.
For more information about the NAACP or their upcoming events you can contact them at 763-5381.