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, December 13, 2021

Dec. 12, 2021 Meet Lynne Griffith the New Executive Director of the CCAC

Dec. 12, 2021 Meet Lynne Griffith the New Executive Director of the CCAC

The CCAC Board of Directors is thrilled to appoint Lynne Griffith as our new Executive Director.

Griffith is a Carroll County resident with vast leadership experience as a nonprofit administrator. An accomplished musician, she has a passion for the arts, arts education, and community engagement. Griffith recognizes the importance of team building and collaboration to create dynamic and synergistic partnerships throughout the county.

“I enthusiastically believe in the power of the Arts to profoundly impact people and communities, and I relish the opportunity to make that happen,” says Griffith.

The CCAC Executive Committee accepted the resignation of Eric Kerchner on December 8. “Lynne was a finalist in our recent search, and we are fortunate she was available, enthusiastic, and so very qualified to fill the position. We lucked out.” says Thomas Sterner, CCAC board president.

Help us give her a warm welcome in the comments!



20211212 Griffith

+++ Carroll County MD NAACP Branch #7014 +++

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Kim Jones - CC NAACP Secretary, Kevin Dayhoff - Assistant Secretary

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Westminster Municipal Band


Monday, November 29, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. Carroll Community College 1601 Washington Rd., Westminster, MD 21157

The Westminster Municipal Band P.O. Box 11, 40 John St., Westminster, MD 21158 Greg Wantz, President Sandy Miller, Director 443-398-6370 443-375-2926

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Westminster Farmers' Market

The weather was beautiful for the Westminster historic downtown Farmers' Market on Sat. 18Sep2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Vaccination Clinic Sat. July 24, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

Vaccination Clinic Sat. July 24, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

The location for the vaccine is 160 S. Center Street Westminster, MD 21157.

Do you know family or friends that still need to be vaccinated?

Fairview UMC, Strawbridge UMC, Union Memorial Baptist Church, Union Street United Methodist Church, and West Falls Christian Community Church have joined with The Carroll County NAACP and the Carroll County Health Department to bring our community the COVID Vaccine because we know how important it is.

We are offering a free vaccine on July 24, 2021 to ages 12 and over. Come out and join us from 9:00am - 12:00pm. The location for the vaccine is 160 S. Center Street Westminster, MD 21157.

We Stand Together Because - We know the importance of Our Community

We Stand Together Because - Brown people matter

We Stand Together Because - It's not over!


Saturday, May 22, 2021

Tiombe Paige at Cutivated

Caroline and I were happy to have a chance to stop by to see our friend and former neighbor, Tiombe Paige, at Cutivated in historic downtown Westminster. Next stop, Giulianova Groceria for pit beef sandwiches. It was a great day in historic downtown Westminster. May 22, 2021 Saturday.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Westminster Downtown Farmers'Market

It is wonderful to have the Westminster Downtown Farmers' Market begin a new season. We saw so many friends and really enjoyed getting outside to spend time with local vendors. Hats off to the newly elected Mayor Mona Becker and looking forward to another season with the market's manager and huge downtown Main Street promoter Brooke Hagerty. Thanks for all your great leadership. Sat. May 15, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29, 1973: 

Today - March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, marking the day U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, disestablished on March 29, 1973. 

Caroline and I stopped by the Vietnam Memorial at Willis and Court Street over the weekend and cleaned-up the area. This is the 4th year of Vietnam Veterans Day – I think in the future we ought to hold a small ceremony at the memorial like we do for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 

This year, for Woman's History Month and National Vietnam War Veterans Day, I wrote a story about Barbara Robbins. Robbins is something of a legend - in a hushed tone of voice - in the agency. I have always found this story so haunting and sad: Barbara Robbins was the first female killed in the line of duty in Vietnam. Please find the story here: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/lifestyles/cc-lt-dayhoff-032121-20210319-zsdd6doivjadbi275p234jsqyy-story.html

Mission BBQ opened today in Westminster

Mission BBQ opened today in Westminster where Friendly's Restaurant used to be located at 584 Jermor Way

Friendly's had closed at that location on Nov. 27, 2018. According to an article in the Carroll County Times on Nov. 28, 2018, "The company that was founded in 1935 the middle of the Great Depression in Springfield, Massachusetts, and would become Friendly Ice Cream Corp. filed for bankruptcy in 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal.."

It was a great day. At 12-noon, Westminster Police Officer Terrence McGowan sang the National Anthem as fire equipment surrounded the restaurant and Westminster Fire Department Tower 3 flew the American Flag. 

Vietnam vets were treated to sandwich. Mission BBQ chose to open today - March 29th on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, marking the day U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, disestablished on March 29, 1973.

Friday, February 19, 2021

13th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event

Leslie Krebs-White, the community educator at Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, https://www.rapecrisiscc.org/ has been in touch with the CC NAACP branch and asked that we help spread the word about a popular fundraiser - the 13th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

Since 1978 RCIS has provided free counseling and support services to victims of sexual violence and their families. RCIS also offers prevention education programs and professional training. Rape Crisis provides a 24-hour hot line and therapy services to both male and female victims of sexual violence. All services are free and confidential. Every dollar donated makes a huge difference in a survivor’s healing journey at RCIS.

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event helps provide awareness to these valuable services in our community.

Please see the attached flyer and visit www.walkamilecc.org for more information. 

Ms. Krebs-White reported, “We are also looking for sponsors if you know anyone who may be interested. Thank you so much for all your help…” 

Sincerely, Leslie Krebs-White, Community Educator 

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County


224 North Center Street, Room 102

Westminster, MD  21157

24-hour crisis hotline: 410.857.7322

Office:  410.857.0900

Disclosure: Yup – in full disclosure I have helped support RCIS, anonymously as a private citizen, as a public official and as a fire and police chaplain since the days in which it was known as the “The Carroll County Sexual Assault Center,” before it changed its name in 1985 to RCIS. For many years the director of Rape Crisis was a Carroll County Public School classmate of mine, and from time to time I have ghost-written a few articles for the organization. 

On March 25, 1996, I wrote, in part, “Rape Crisis provides a valuable service to the community involving an ugly crime. In an ideal world, such services would not be needed, unfortunately, Rape Crisis provides a needed program in Carroll County. A few of the services that come quickly to mind are: 1.Victim walk-in service. 2. Accompaniment for medical attention, police investigation and court appearances. 3. Individual, group and support group therapy service, 4. 24 Hour hotline, and 5. Community education and professional training. “Rape Crisis provides these valuable counseling, support and advocacy programs for free and maintains a person's ability to seek help anonymously…” 


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The snow is just starting to stick to the roads

The snow is just starting to stick to the roads and get slippery. Might be a good time to stay at home and enjoy some time with your family until the storm passes, and the Westminster Street Department and the county and state roads department gets the roadways cleared. Stay safe. Wed. 10:30 PM Feb. 10, 2021