LAURINBURG — Gospel performer Jessica Reed-Hill will sing at Saturday’s Scotland County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet.
The event is from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the St. John’s Association Building, formerly the Highlands. North Carolina NAACP Executive Director Michelle Laws is the featured speaker
The theme for this year’s 40 annual banquet is “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.” Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth under 18. Proceeds go to support NAACP events and programs, including scholarships and the Winter Wonderland Christmas toy drive.
Reed-Hill,a native of Laurinburg, said that an early age, God began to manifest himself in her with the gift of singing.
On Jan. 31, Reed-Hill did her first live recording. Her CD/DVD will be released in 2016.
Reed-Hill served as minister of music at First Baptist Church in Carolina Park for more than 8 years. During her time there, she received the call and became a minister of the Gospel. Reed-Hill has served as director over several choirs around the community and presently serves as an Associate Minister and Minister of Music at Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church in Wagram.
In 2011, she received an Associate in Arts Degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College and has recently graduated from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a degree in Philosophy and Religion