Louis Brown Sr., of New Windsor, and Diane Foster, of Taneytown, were honored Friday at the Carroll County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet for their contributions to the African-American community and the community at large. Brown was recognized for being the caretaker of Western Chapel Cemetery, a historically black cemetery in the New Windsor area. Foster was recognized for being elected twice to serve as a councilwoman on the Taneytown City Council, as well as being appointed as a trustee on the board at Carroll Community College. One of the guest speakers at the event, Brig. Gen. Linda Singh, grew up near New Windsor and recently became the first female and first black commander for the Maryland Army National Guard.