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NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
NAACP sets 71st Annual Freedom Fund Awards
Circus Circus-Reno Saturday Oct. 8, 2016
(Updated Oct. 5, 2016) "Our Lives Matter, Our
Votes Count" will be the theme of the Reno-Sparks NAACP's
71st Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet on Saturday evening,
Oct. 8, 2016, at Circus Circus Hotel-Casino in downtown Reno.
Mandalay Ballroom doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at
6:30 and the evening's program scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
The event is the longtime civil rights organization's principal
fundraiser and supports college scholarships for high school
students and other community activities. As always, awards will
be presented in recognition of outstanding public service.
speaker will be California community leader and activist Grace
Livingston-Nunley. Lt. Commander Oliver Miller III of the
City of Reno Police Department will serve as master of ceremonies.
The Reno-Sparks Branch has recently been at the forefront of
expanding voting rights both in
court and at the Nevada
Legislature as well as fighting for improved
Reservations are strongly recommended as the event is approaching
capacity. Tickets for NAACP members are $65.00 per person in
advance, $75.00 at the door. Non-member tickets are $95.00 in
advance, $105.00 at the door, and include a one-year regular
membership. Youth, student and senior tickets are $40.00 in
advance, $50.00 at the door. Prices are the same as the 2015
event. Vegetarian entrées will be available upon advance
request in place of the prawns and filet main course.
Reservations may be made by calling (775) 322-2992, online
via RenoSparksNAACP.org and also by mailing checks payable
to Reno-Sparks NAACP, P.O. Box 7757, Reno NV 89510. (Call first.
Information about sponsorships and souvenir program ads may
be accessed at RenoSparksNAACP.org.
This year's major event sponsors include Wells Fargo Bank, the
Community Services Agency of Washoe County, the Sparks Nugget,
Washoe County, the Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness
Society and Washoe County Commission Chair Kitty Jung.
The Reno-Sparks Branch of the nation's oldest civil rights organization
was founded in 1944.
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your sponsorship, program ad and/or tickets online
entrées will be available by advance request in place of the
prawns and filet main course.
the kitchenesquely uninitiated: An old union
broilerman lightens up on the menu
the kitchenesquely uninitiated: An old union broilerman lightens
up on the menu
Q from a guest:
"Evidently there is a menu, if so can you forward the
menu so we can choose."
A: Apparently, surf 'n' turf or veggies is too complicated.
So try this, a lighthearted description of the menu choices
is the most tender and tasty beefsteak there is, a cut from
a muscle on the top of the back that is largely unused. It
is generally the most fat-free cut of beef. (There are also
pork filets, which are also tender but much smaller.)
Circus will serve it broiled. (Porterhouse steak trivia:
The long part if separated from the bone is a New York steak;
the small, roundish part is the filet. If the filet is removed
but the New York stays on the bone, that's a Delmonico
steak, named after the famed NYC restaurant which back in
its glory days took up almost a whole city block. Donald
Trump would have appreciated it.)
I don't know which Frenchman named filet after his daughter
Mignon or why. That's why God made Google.
Shrimp Scampi is redundant. A "scampi" (would the
singular be "scampus"?) is a large shrimp, so it's
not only redundant but a brawny prawn oxymoron.
Fitting in nicely with this moronic screed.
Our contract calls for "Charbroiled Filet Maitre'd and
Shrimp Scampi resting on a garlic crouton, saffron rice, vegetable
du jour (that means the jury has to be unanimous),
butter and rolls (but not greasy Rolls Royce), and
tequila lime pie." (i.d. required, ole!)
I can translate the "Maitre'd" (short for "maitre'd
hotel") part. In plain English, it means they throw some
melted butter with parsley in it over the steak just before
it's served. (I'm an old union broilerman.)
Veggie Wellington is a name ripped off from Beef Wellington,
which is a filet baked in a pastry crust. It is never, ever
to be served with ice cream unless you are a fan of Napolean
who didn't like the Duke of Wellington very much. This
Wellington is veggies and jack cheese in a puff pastry shell.
Don't know if Tom Brady and the New England Patriots
will be inflating the puff pastry.
Hope this helps. If not, be aware that two people are getting
the filet without scampi (or Mademoiselle Mignon). The chefs
will be very careful to avoid any cross-contamination, e.g.,
sauce from the scampi dripping onto their plates.
They are also preparing a by-request dish. A lady from Carson
City has severe allergies to gluten and they are working on
something that she can handle.
So I guess you could say that the Circus Circus chefs are
working to achieve glutenous minimus to cover their
collective gluteus maximus.
Now I'm gonna get my arse outta here.
Be well. Raise hell.
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