Montford Point Marines host 2nd Charter Banquet

The Montford Point Marine Association of Beloit/Rockford hosts its second annual Charter Banquet this Saturday, 5-10:30 p.m. at the Hoffman House Restaurant, 7550 E. State St.

Keynote speakers include veterans’ advocate and Gerald C. Paulsen, U.S. Army; retired U.S. Air Force CMSgt. Alvin Blake; and Pastor Bob Theroux.

Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. Dinner is from 6-7 p.m. The speakers’ program runs from 7-8 p.m. and a DJ will play from 8:30-10 p.m.

Tickets are available for a $50 donation. In Wisconsin, call James Akbar at 608-346-2251 or Mo Ruffin at 608-312-3773. In Illinois, call George Blake at 815-218-5485 or Curly Thompson at 815-988-2735 at downtown’s The Symbols clothing store, 316 W. State St.

–Staff report

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