MLK Brunch set for District 2 on Saturday, January 17th
Wednesday January 14, 2009
For Immediate Release
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
On the weekend before the Inauguration of a new President of the United States, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) will join the Men of Peace Presbyterian Church for a special Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch.
“This weekend we will once again, renew our efforts as Dr. King showed us by helping the children of Metro Louisville,” says Shanklin. “This year’s event is special because we know that the American people are ready for change much like the change Dr. King worked for in his life time.”
Once again, the theme of the brunch is “Keeping the Dream Alive.” This year’s featured speaker will be John Johnson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission. The event will get underway at 11:00am at Newburg Middle School, 4901 Exeter Avenue.
The brunch is a fundraising effort for various youth programs sponsored by the Men of Peace through out the year. Those programs include sending kids to summer camp, basketball games and providing some with Christmas presents. Donations will be sought from those who attend the brunch.
“I want to encourage everyone to come out and help the Men of Peace,” says Shanklin. “You will be affecting change and at the same time we will honor Dr. King, who always had a special place in his heart for helping future generations.”
For more information, contact Peace Presbyterian Church at 964-1402.
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