Time was when celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday in Plainfield was a time of great community activity. Various groups organized events for their memberships and for the community, and the city published a calendar of all which was mailed to every household.
This year has been particularly muted, however. Only the New Dems MLK Potluck Dinner/Food Drive and the annual Frontiers International MLK Breakfast are being promoted.
There are no mentions on the official Plainfield website of any activities by the City recognizing the holiday or Dr. King's contributions. What can explain it?
In any event, tonight's MLK Potluck will be a spot of conviviality with purpose, and Monday's Frontier Breakfast will provide an opportunity to view President Obama's second inaugural with friends and neighbors. See details below --
SATURDAY · January 19 · 7 PM
New Dems: 5th Annual MLK Potluck Dinner and Food Drive
MONDAY · January 21 · 8:30 AM
37th Annual Frontiers MLK Memorial Breakfast.
--- Dan Damon [follow]