NAACP hosts Unity Breakfast for community

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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) — The Staunton branch of the NAACP held its annual Unity Prayer Breakfast at St.Paul Methodist Church on Saturday in honor of Black History Month.

More than 180 people turned out from around the valley, including local law enforcement and members of Staunton City Council.

The overall theme for the event this year was "Strength Through Unity," an idea Clarence Durette, Chapter President, said is important in today's state of the commonwealth.

"I do not care whether you are a Republican or a Democrat — we are all in this thing together and that's the way I want it to be and God put it in my spirit to do this," Durette said.

The annual breakfast has been held by the organization since 1997 but changed its name to the Unity Prayer Breakfast in 2007.

The breakfast concluded with guest speaker Rev.Dr.Roscoe.D Cooper III speaking on the theme of the event.