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A Man from Maine Attends NAACP 100th Anniversary 

The founder of the Greater Bangor Area Chapter of the NAACP has returned from New York City where the 100th anniversary of the group’s parent organization, the national NAACP, was being celebrated.Jim Varner was front and center for the festivities.President Barack Obama was the guest speaker.Varner says he felt honored to be a part of the monumental occasion.He says the president delivered many inspiring messages.But one message seemed to especially hit home.”While we have come a long way we still have a long way to go and we need to work tirelessly to make this country a better place. Not just for white people, not just for black people and not just for hispanic people but for all people and he stressed it.”Varner says he will carry the messages delivered by President Obama with him forever.