NICEVILLE — Joe Gibbons, the Florida Democratic Party's vice chair, will be the Okaloosa County Democratic Black Caucus' keynote speaker for its Feb. 6 Black History Fundraising Banquet.

Gibbons served as a Florida Legislature representative from 2006 to 2014 and worked on several government-related committees.

Tickets to the event, themed, "Passing the Torch for Freedom: Vote to Ensure Our Future," cost $50 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the event begins 6:30 p.m. at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N. Partin Drive, Niceville.

Contact Trish Rowe, 678-0871; Lawrence Kelley, 733-0601; or Solonia Bogar, 215-431-8986, for more information.