N.A.A.C.P. Hold Awards Gala

June 13, 2011 Updated Jun 13, 2011 at 9:52 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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June 13, 2011 Updated Jun 13, 2011 at 9:52 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Some of the hardest working volunteers in Western New York were honored at the 2011 N.A.A.C.P. Annual Awards Gala Sunday night.

The association recognized people who are making good things happen in community service, human relations, and civil rights.

This the 45th annual awards dinner for the club.

President Frank Messiah says much more work still needs to be done, noting that there are still issues of discrimination and segregation in Buffalo...incidents he has seen more of in the last few months.