NAACP Community Day a success


Event draws several local candidates

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Democratic Union County Clerk of Court candidate Melanie Lawson (left) and Republican Union County Clerk of Court candidate Amy Austin (right) chat during Voter Registration and Community Day Monday evening. The event, sponsored by the Union County NAACP, was held at the site of the old Cohen Street and McBeth schools on Union Boulevard behind the Dixie Curb Market. The event was held to give the public the opportunity to enjoy food, fellowship, information, music, and to meet the candidates running for local office as well as register to vote.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The site of the old Cohen Street and McBeth schools was the site of the Union County NAACP’s Voter Registration and Community Day event Monday evening. The event gave those attending the opportunity to enjoy food, fellowship, information, music, and to meet the candidates running for local office as well as register to vote.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Rev. Michael Glenn, President of the Union County Branch of the NAACP speaks during Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. The event was held to give the public the opportunity to enjoy food, fellowship, information, music, and to meet the candidates running for local office as well as register to vote. Waiting their turn to speak are Democratic Union County Clerk of Court candidate Melanie Lawson, Democratic Union County Sheriff candidate David Taylor, Republican SC House District 42 candidate Tommy Mann, and Republican Union County Clerk of Court candidate Amy Austin.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Good food along with fun, fellowship and the opportunity to meet local candidates for public office and to register to vote were all part of Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. Sponsored by the Union County Branch of the NAACP, the event was held on the site of the old Cohen Street and McBeth schools on Union Boulevard behind the Dixie Curb Market.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Keneshia and LaShawn Floyd have a fun time bouncing up and down in the bouncy house at Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. The bouncy house was one of a number of activities available for those attending the event which was sponsored by the Union County Branch of the NAACP.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Elaine Shelton chats with Republican SC House District 42 candidate Tommy Mann during Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. Sponsored by the Union County Branch of the NAACP, the event provided the public with the opportunity to meet candidates for local office as well as enjoy food, fun, and fellowship. The event also provided those attending with the opportunity to register to vote.


UNION — Monday evening for those attending the NAACP’s Voter Registration and Community Day was a time of food, fun, fellowship and the opportunity to meet and speak with candidates seeking their votes and, if needed, register to vote in the November general election.

Sponsored by the Union County Branch of the NAACP, Voter Regisration and Community Day was held on the site of the old Cohen Street and McBeth schools on Union Boulevard behind the Dixie Curb Market. The purpose of the event was to give the public the opportunity to enjoy an evening of food, fun, fellowship, music and information while also hearing from the candidates running for both partisan and non-partisan offices in Union County.

Rev. Michael Glenn, President of the Union County Branch of the NAACP, said Tuesday he was pleased with how the event turned out.

“We were pleased with the response considering it was a holiday,” Glenn said. “We wanted to provide a venue or event for those who did not go out of town or have a family gathering or who might have left a gathering earlier.

“I was also pleased with the response of the candidates who showed up and stayed throughout the event and participated in the activities,” he said. “We had both candidates for sheriff — David Taylor and Jeff Bailey. We had both candidates for Clerk of Court — Amy Austin and Melanie Lawson. We had Tommy Mann for District 42 and we had Tommy Anthony for Mayor of the City of Union.”

Glenn said the site for the event was chosen because of its significance to the community.

“We held the event on a site which was important to the community — the former site of the former McBeth and Cohen Street schools,” Glenn said. “McBeth housed third and fourth grades while Cohen Street housed fifth and sixth grades. Cohen Street was also the first Sims High School. There is a historical marker on the site commemorating that.”

Charles Warner | The Union Times Democratic Union County Clerk of Court candidate Melanie Lawson (left) and Republican Union County Clerk of Court candidate Amy Austin (right) chat during Voter Registration and Community Day Monday evening. The event, sponsored by the Union County NAACP, was held at the site of the old Cohen Street and McBeth schools on Union Boulevard behind the Dixie Curb Market. The event was held to give the public the opportunity to enjoy food, fellowship, information, music, and to meet the candidates running for local office as well as register to vote.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0027Registration-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Democratic Union County Clerk of Court candidate Melanie Lawson (left) and Republican Union County Clerk of Court candidate Amy Austin (right) chat during Voter Registration and Community Day Monday evening. The event, sponsored by the Union County NAACP, was held at the site of the old Cohen Street and McBeth schools on Union Boulevard behind the Dixie Curb Market. The event was held to give the public the opportunity to enjoy food, fellowship, information, music, and to meet the candidates running for local office as well as register to vote.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The site of the old Cohen Street and McBeth schools was the site of the Union County NAACP’s Voter Registration and Community Day event Monday evening. The event gave those attending the opportunity to enjoy food, fellowship, information, music, and to meet the candidates running for local office as well as register to vote.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0024Registration-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The site of the old Cohen Street and McBeth schools was the site of the Union County NAACP’s Voter Registration and Community Day event Monday evening. The event gave those attending the opportunity to enjoy food, fellowship, information, music, and to meet the candidates running for local office as well as register to vote.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Rev. Michael Glenn, President of the Union County Branch of the NAACP speaks during Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. The event was held to give the public the opportunity to enjoy food, fellowship, information, music, and to meet the candidates running for local office as well as register to vote. Waiting their turn to speak are Democratic Union County Clerk of Court candidate Melanie Lawson, Democratic Union County Sheriff candidate David Taylor, Republican SC House District 42 candidate Tommy Mann, and Republican Union County Clerk of Court candidate Amy Austin.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0042Registration-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Rev. Michael Glenn, President of the Union County Branch of the NAACP speaks during Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. The event was held to give the public the opportunity to enjoy food, fellowship, information, music, and to meet the candidates running for local office as well as register to vote. Waiting their turn to speak are Democratic Union County Clerk of Court candidate Melanie Lawson, Democratic Union County Sheriff candidate David Taylor, Republican SC House District 42 candidate Tommy Mann, and Republican Union County Clerk of Court candidate Amy Austin.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Good food along with fun, fellowship and the opportunity to meet local candidates for public office and to register to vote were all part of Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. Sponsored by the Union County Branch of the NAACP, the event was held on the site of the old Cohen Street and McBeth schools on Union Boulevard behind the Dixie Curb Market.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0030Registration-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Good food along with fun, fellowship and the opportunity to meet local candidates for public office and to register to vote were all part of Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. Sponsored by the Union County Branch of the NAACP, the event was held on the site of the old Cohen Street and McBeth schools on Union Boulevard behind the Dixie Curb Market.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Keneshia and LaShawn Floyd have a fun time bouncing up and down in the bouncy house at Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. The bouncy house was one of a number of activities available for those attending the event which was sponsored by the Union County Branch of the NAACP.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0041Registration-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Keneshia and LaShawn Floyd have a fun time bouncing up and down in the bouncy house at Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. The bouncy house was one of a number of activities available for those attending the event which was sponsored by the Union County Branch of the NAACP.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Elaine Shelton chats with Republican SC House District 42 candidate Tommy Mann during Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. Sponsored by the Union County Branch of the NAACP, the event provided the public with the opportunity to meet candidates for local office as well as enjoy food, fun, and fellowship. The event also provided those attending with the opportunity to register to vote.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0029Registration-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Elaine Shelton chats with Republican SC House District 42 candidate Tommy Mann during Monday’s Voter Registration and Community Day. Sponsored by the Union County Branch of the NAACP, the event provided the public with the opportunity to meet candidates for local office as well as enjoy food, fun, and fellowship. The event also provided those attending with the opportunity to register to vote.
Event draws several local candidates

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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