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Friday, January 18, 2013

MLK celebrations in Plainfield

Monday is MLK Day and also the second inauguration of President Obama.
Plainfielders will have several opportunities to celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as serve the community at large.

SATURDAY · January 19 · 7 PM

New Dems: 5th Annual MLK Potluck Dinner and Food Drive

This must-attend communitywide MLK event becomes more popular every year. Join with old friends and new for food, fun and fellowship -- including opportunities for photos with the President. Donations of canned goods or non-perishable food items will benefit Shiloh Baptist Church's food pantry program.

At the home of Council President Adrian and Amelia Mapp, 535 West 8th Street

Sponsor: New Democrats for Plainfield
No RSVP necessary. Invite your friends to this popular event.

MONDAY · January  21 · 8:30 AM

37th Annual Frontiers MLK Memorial Breakfast.
Guests will have a double opportunity. Keynoting the breakfast portion of the day (which gets under way at 8:30 AM), will be Dr. Akil Khafani, director of the Africana Institute at Essex County College, speaking on the theme 'we must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools'. The breakfast is also the occasion to highlight student groups, give out Frontiers scholarships, and recognize those in the community who have made outstanding contributions.

Following the breakfast program, attendees will be able to watch as President Obama takes the oath of office for his second term and delivers his Inaugural Address. This will take place in the PHS Auditorium.

At Plainfield High School Cafeteria, 950 Park Avenue (use Kenyon Avenue lot and entrance).

Sponsor: Plainfield Area Chaper of Frontiers International

Tickets: $16/General Admission, $12/Students and Seniors. Info and reservations: (908) 868-8704.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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