NEED to celebrate 50th anniversary

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Nash Edgecombe Economic Development, Inc. is holding a 50th anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gateway Convention Center in Rocky Mount.

Kenneth Ward, executive director of College Bound, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, is scheduled to serve as a keynote speaker. A Motown group also will perform during the event.

NEED also is selling raffle tickets for $10 each. NEED plans to raffle off prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $250. The organization limited the number of tickets printed to 2,000.

Tickets cost $50 for the general public. People who would like to buy a ticket for the event can call Executive Director Barry Richardson at 532-0821.