Mission Carroll County Md. NAACP Branch #7014

Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

The NAACP works to educate all political candidates to support policies that improve access to quality education and economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, the environment, healthcare and youth empowerment, with a dedication to removing race-based hatred and discrimination from society.

For questions or more information, please contact me directly: kevindayhoff@gmail.com Kevin Dayhoff, Carroll County NAACP secretary. Thanks.

Carroll County NAACP Branch #7014 Executive Officers and Executive Board Nov. 10, 2016: https://ccnaacp7014.blogspot.com/2018/01/carroll-county-naacp-branch-7014.html

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccnaacp/

Monday, January 14, 2019

Pictures for articles on Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss.

Pictures for articles on Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss.

The Quitman Co. Administrator and I wrote for the Quitman County Democrat about our visit to Marks, Miss. on Jan. 4, 2019.

On January 4, 2019 a nationwide delegation from Westminster and beyond visited Marks, Miss., Atlanta, Ga., Tuskegee, Ala, Montgomery, Ala, and Birmingham, Ala.

January 8th, 2019 By Quitman County Administrator Velma Benson-Wilson and Kevin Dayhoff, former Mayor of Westminster Md.

The 51-member delegation, from as far away as New England, Chicago, Connecticut, Seattle, Baltimore, and Westminster Md. were part of an educational tour of historic civil rights sites in Atlanta, Ga., Tuskegee, Ala, Montgomery, Ala, Ruleville, Miss, and Birmingham, Ala.

the article appeared on the front page of the weekly edition of the local Quitman County newspaper In January 2019.

The article has also been published in the Westminster Patch, here: https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/nationwide-civil-rights-education-delegation-visits-marks-miss

1. Quitman County Miss.: For more info about Quitman Co. Miss. visit www.quitmancountyms.org

2. Samuel McCray: When the delegation arrived in town Jan. 4, 2019, they were welcomed by the City of Marks’ Mayor Joe Shegog Jr., and Samuel McCray, the retired field representative of Congressman Bennie Thompson, who currently serves as the vice-chair of the Mule Train Historical Society. Kevin Dayhoff photo.

3. Civil Rights educational delegation: The distinguished Judge Charles Harrison, in the red sweater and black hat rides along on the bus during a four-day bus tour of historic civil rights sites in the south, in early Jan. 2019. Behind Judge Harrison is former Westminster Md. Mayor Kevin Dayhoff, and Caroline Babylon, the daughter of a leading civil rights advocate in Carroll County Md. in the 1950s through the 1970s.

4. Marks Miss. history forum panel: Following the tour, the group gathered at the Quitman County Middle School gym for a panel discussion moderated by Jackson State University professor Dr. Hilliard Lackey. The panel consisted of local residents who actively took part in, or witnessed the historic civil rights activities in Marks during 1968: From left to right: the current Quitman County Board of Supervisors president Manuel Killebrew; Dr. Valmadge Towner, the president of Coahoma Community College, Helen Ingram, Samuel McCray, and the Reverend Michael Jossell, Sr. Kevin Dayhoff photo 4Jan2019.

5. Civil Right Activist James Meredith: Civil Right Activist James Meredith was present in the audience at the Civil Rights history forum in Marks Miss. on Jan. 4, 2019. A nationwide civil rights delegation had the opportunity to meet with him and hear his remarks. Kevin Dayhoff photo

6. Dr. Hilliard L. Lackey III and Mrs. Ora B. Phipps: The delegation was also honored with the presence of Ora B. Phipps, the widow of Armstead Phipps. Now in her 90s, she shared poignant insights and details about historic events from over 50-years ago. Kevin Dayhoff photo

7. Velma Benson Wilson, Quitman Co. Administrator: Left to right: Jaby Denton, Mitch Campbell, Dr. Evelyn Jossell, and Velma Benson Wilson, Quitman Co. Administrator. Kevin Dayhoff photo 4Jan2019

8. Charles Alphin, Sr. and Gerald Alphin, of DDK Tours: Charles Alphin, Sr. and Gerald Alphin, of DDK Tours join hands with the participants of the Civil Rights forum in Marks Miss. on Jan 4, 2019. 

Charles Alphin, Sr., the director and CEO of DDK Historical and Educational Tours, which facilitated the visit, has been working with the King Center in Atlanta and guiding historic tours since the 1980s. He said after the visit, “If you do not know where you come from, you don’t know where you are going.”


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CC NAACP’s 16th Annual MLK Breakfast Jan. 26, 2019 9 am Martins

CC NAACP’s 16th Annual MLK Breakfast Jan. 26, 2019 9 am Martins

On Saturday, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 9 a.m., Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven A. Lockard will be the guest speaker at the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast at Martin’s of Westminster, sponsored by the Carroll County NAACP Branch 7014.

Tickets are still available $35 in advance $40 at the door.

The breakfast is a Carroll County winter tradition and always well attended. We look forward to seeing you at the breakfast.

For tickets or additional information, please contact Bernard Jones (410) 876-2358 or Jean Lewis (410) 861-6872.

Any questions, please contact President Jean. Text her at (443) 386-7191 or jjlewis2@comcast.net

CC NAACP assistant secretary Kevin Dayhoff may be reached by text at 410-259-6403 or email at kevindayhoff@gmail.com

Please make checks payable to: Carroll County NAACP Branch7014. Contributions or gifts to this NAACP unit are generally not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. 

Carroll County MD NAACP Branch #7014
255 Clifton Blvd. Suite 203
Westminster, MD 21157


Friday, November 23, 2018

Westminster Md. Holiday Parade cancelled

Westminster Md. Holiday Parade cancelled

Westminster Maryland Miracle on Main Street Holiday Parade cancelled.

Friday evening, November 23, 2018

The annual Westminster Miracle on Main Street Holiday Parade hosted by City of Westminster Recreation & Parks Department has been cancelled.

The annual tree lighting will still occur at 6 PM in Locust Lane

The Miracle on Main Street parade scheduled for Saturday, November 24th, 2018 in Westminster has been cancelled. Unfortunately due to the worsening forecast we have cancelled the Miracle on Main Street Parade.

There is no rain date for this parade.

The Jingle Bell Run will have a modified run route at 4:55 PM.

The annual tree lighting will still occur at 6 PM in Locust Lane, with a modified ceremony. Right after the tree is lit for the season join us at the Westminster Library for free crafts & games and a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

According to the US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington, “The Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded further east to include most areas west of I-95. Rain will affect the region starting early Sat. Temps will be cold enough for areas west of the I-95 corridor to experience wintry precipitation which may cause travel difficulties.”



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Westminster Fire Dept. Open House Oct. 13, 2018

September 12, 2018

By Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 Chaplain and PIO Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com  

Save the date: The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 will host a public education, safety, and recruitment open house on October 13, 2018 from 12 to 5 p.m. More information to come…

Stop, drop, and roll on over to the fire department for a fun-filled day: Chick-fil-a sandwiches; Firehouse Subs; drinks; Activities for children; Junior Fire Fighter Obstacle Course; Fire Prevention; Health Department Booth; Museum Tours with antique fire equipment; …And much more!!
Westminster Fire Dept. 28 John Street, Westminster, MD 21157

When: Saturday, October 13th, 2018 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information call 410-848-1800

The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1, is dedicated to providing quality Emergency Services to our community through the combined team efforts of our members, the local government organizations, and the citizens of our community to enhance our ability to protect life, property, and the environment.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

NAACP monthly meeting reminder – THIS Thursday, July 26, 2018

NAACP monthly meeting reminder – THIS Thursday, July 26, 2018

This month, our meeting will take place this Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. in 1st floor conference room Carroll Non-Profit Ctr on 255 Clifton Blvd.

Attached please find a membership application form. As the membership chair, John Lewis is fond of saying, “Membership is Power.” Print out the attached form and invite a friend to join today.

Monthly meetings are every 4th Thur. of the month at 7 p.m. in 1st floor conference room Carroll Non-Profit Ctr on 255 Clifton Blvd.

Posted by CC NAACP Branch 7014 Secretary Kevin Dayhoff. I can be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com for any questions. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Carroll County Food Sunday presents the 3rd Annual Farm to Table Brunch

Carroll County Food Sunday presents the 3rd Annual Farm to Table Brunch

July 5, 2018

CCFS announces the 3rd Annual Farm to Table Brunch at John Street Quarters, Westminster Saturday, July 14, 2018 Rain or Shine

The brunch will be held at John Street Quarters, the social hall for the Westminster Fire Company, 28 John St, Westminster, MD 21157, website: www.johnstreetquarters.com/

Westminster, MD - Carroll County Food Sunday has announced the return of the Farm to Table Brunch, a FUNdraising event to support CCFS's Veggie Voucher Program. The event will now be at the Westminster City Fire Department’s John Street Quarters, a climate-controlled venue with even more seating. 

The buffet brunch will feature dishes created by award-winning chef Melissa Fordham from Blue Bistro Restaurant. Each offering will be made with ingredients grown or baked by local Farmers’ Market producers. Even the centerpieces will be from a local farm, with Tierra Blooms crafting the floral arrangements.

There will be 2 seating's, 9 AM and 11:00 AM, featuring culinary treats including:

Assorted Gourmet Quiche
Fresh Corn Pancake with bacon marmalade
Parmesan Stewed Tomatoes
Balsamic Zucchini Cous Cous
French Toast Casserole
Southwest Sausage & Egg Tacos
Old Bay Potato Hash
Local Fresh Fruit Parfaits
Egg White Rosemary Frittata
Juice & Coffee

“We are excited to continue this event in support of Carroll County Food Sunday and its Veggie Voucher program, which facilitates the purchase of fresh produce to our community,” says Missie Wilcox, CCFS board member. “This farm to table event not only promotes Food Sunday’s amazing work, but it also showcases our community’s heritage of growing and eating local.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 10, and can be purchased online at CCFS's website: https://ccfoodsunday.org/. The event is sponsored by MarketWorks and Dr. Faye Pappalardo, with additional sponsorships available. For more information, contact Frank Baylor at baylorcad@comcast.net or 443.340.2061.

Proceeds from the Farm to Table Brunch will help support Carroll County Food Sundays nutrition efforts including the Veggie Voucher Program.

Thanks and come hungry and bring your friends!

BTW, Carroll County Food Sunday I will be at the Downtown Westminster Farmers Market 8:30 to noon on Saturday 7-7-18 and can register you there.

According to its website, Carroll County Food Sunday “distributes a weekly, nutritionally balanced grocery package that is predicated on household size and is meant to last 3-4 days. It includes meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, breads, and milk. Over 400 families a week are served at our Westminster, Eldersburg, and Taneytown locations.

In an email interview, Frank Baylor, a past president of Food Sunday said that Food Sunday “started around 1982 from the trunk of Mr. Jollie's car and has grown to the point where 8,000 lbs. of food are distributed each week. 250 to 400 families are aided each week…”

“For the sake of human decency, feeding the poor and the hungry people of Carroll County must be a concern for all of us who are not hungry,” wrote Jollie, according to the Food Sunday website. “To know hunger exists and to do nothing is the shame and bane of human life.” Jollie encouraged the religious community to collect food at their Sunday services for distribution through a county wide food bank network that was appropriately incorporated as “Food Sunday.”

The operating budget for CCFS is “supported by community fund-raisers and direct mail solicitation of county residents. We are grateful for the churches, individuals, school groups, and service organizations that raise donations independently on our behalf, and for the local grocers that donate baked goods. Carroll County Government provides donated warehouse space in Westminster and utilities….

“Food drives and food donations are also very important in helping us maintain a reliable inventory of nutritional items year round. We are constantly purchasing food from a variety of sources based on price and availability. Our Food Bank Coordinator compares bulk prices at local merchants with those available from Maryland Food Bank, a large wholesaler in the Maryland Region. When possible, we take advantage of special deals to stock up on essential food supplies that can be held in reserve until needed.

Carroll County Food Sunday is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives of all sectors of the community. Its daily operations are managed by two part-time employees – Dennis Fahey, Food Bank Administrator and Ed Leister, Executive Director.

Board of Directors

Lisa Monthley, President
Frank Baylor, Immediate Past President
Edward Leister, Executive Director
Steve Lambertson, 2nd Vice President
John P. Myers, Treasurer
Nina Fuhrman, Secretary
Dennis Fahey, Food Bank Administrator
Linda Roy, Information Systems
Gene Canale
Paula Harding
Steve Hollands
Byron Hollinger
Forest Howell
Kathy Menasche
Tom Moser
Dr. Faye Pappalardo
Martin (Marty) Radinski
Melissa “Missie” Wilcox
Zoa D. Barnes, Director Emeritus
Frances Bartlett, Director Emeritus
Roland Meerdter, Director Emeritus
Dotty Stottlemyer, Director Emeritus
Rev. Gerald D. “Jerry” Fuss, Director Emeritus

For more information about Food Sunday go to its website: https://ccfoodsunday.org/ or call 410-857-7926.

Main Location
Citizens Services Building
10 Distillery Drive
Westminster, MD 21157

Mailing Address:
Carroll County Food Sunday
PO Box 2160
Westminster, MD 21157

Phone: 410-857-7926
Fax: 410-857-0418
Email: ccfs@qis.net

Non-profits CC Food Sunday, Carroll Co Community Events, Westminster community events, Food,

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County

Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County

May 11, 2018 – updated June 27, 2018
It was announced on May 11, 2018 that the Westminster Pride Festival is an official fund of the Community
Foundation of Carroll County.

It is “the very first fund at the Community Foundation in support of the LGBQT+ community,” according to a release by the Westminster Pride Festival.

According to a page for the fund on the Community Foundation website, “The Westminster Pride Festival Fund exists to assure the success of a yearly festival that includes information, support, music, art, food and overall acceptance and solidarity within the LGBTQ+ community, their allies, and the Carroll County community.

“The Westminster Pride Festival will create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to express themselves, increase visibility and foster respect for those who want to express their own sexual and gender identity. We endeavor to make this a yearly event that will ultimately lead to scholarships for the education of LGBTQ+ students.”

For more information or to make a donation, go here: http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/funds.asp?fund_id=360
For more information find a website for the Westminster Pride festival here: www.westminsterpride.org

Follow the Westminster Pride Festival on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/westminsterpridefest/

Follow the Westminster Pride Festival on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/westminsterpride/

A fund for the Westminster Pride Festival has been established at the Community Foundation here: http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/funds.asp?fund_id=360

For additional questions contact the Westminster Pride Festival here: westminsterpridefest@gmail.com

Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County https://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2018/06/westminster-pride-festival-announces.html 27Je2018