NUBB president, Peron McCastle, served as master of ceremonies and introduced Mayor Harold Rideau who welcomed the group.
Police Chief Mike “Snapper” Knaps outlined NUBB’s mission which seeks to improve the quality of life in Baker, encourage community involvement and help citizens develop positive self-images.
Winona Fabre introduced her husband, Ken Fabre, Baker city prosecutor and founder of People of Potential and Purpose in Christ, who spoke on the importance of family and community.
Kendrick Taylor, Baker High School band director, was presented plaques from the Band Boosters Club and was named NUBB Leader of the Year.
The BHS band was named the top band in the state this year and senior band members are entitled to band scholarships from Southern University, Taylor announced.
Checks were presented: Fabre to the BHS Honor Society, Councilman Fred Russell to the BHS band and Darryl Robertson to the Junior Beta Club at Baker Middle School.
World Wide Furnishings, 806 Main St., donated a dinette set and a sectional sofa to the Baker Heights Elementary teachers’ lounge, from James Beshears, manager, and Susan Andrew of Lafayette, store owner.
Music was provided by singers Joyce Burgess, Mecho Burns, Monique Scott and a trio -- Miranda, Mariah and Morgan Georgetown.
Throughout the evening door prizes were awarded.