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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Frontiers annual MLK breakfast Monday features Larry Hamm


The Frontiers annual MLK breakfast is always a high point of Plainfield's commemoration of the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You will have read about this year's event in a previous post (see here) and hopefully have made your reservations already (though walkins are always accommodated).

In an email, Dottie Gutenkauf sent along a last-minute reminder --

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  People’s Organization for Progress chairman Larry Hamm will be the featured speaker Monday at the Frontiers International annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration this year at Plainfield High School.  The Frontiers breakfast starts at 8:30 am in the PHS cafeteria (entrance through the parking lot on Kenyon Avenue); after the breakfast, Larry will speak during  the program in the PHS auditorium.

You’ll remember, of course, that it was Larry Hamm and the local POP chair, Steven Hatcher, who organized the Save Muhlenberg Coalition (now the Restore Muhlenberg Coalition) when the potential closure of Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center became public knowledge.  The last time Larry spoke in the PHS Auditorium was during one of the State Health Planning Board hearings in 2008.  We all owe him our gratitude for helping to organize our community, and I hope we’ll all be able to attend and cheer on Monday!

I’m sorry not to have been able to get out updates in recent weeks--Joe has not been well, and neither have I.  I’ve accumulated a collection of health and hospital related news items and I hope to be able to send them to you some time soon.

In the meantime, best wishes for a Happy New Year, and I hope to see you Monday at the High School.
Tickets are $16/adult, $12/seniors and students. Payable at the door. Use the Kenyon Avenue parking lot.

 
-- Dan Damon [follow]

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