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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Plainfield Frontiers club hosts MLK breakfast Monday

POP chairperson Larry Hamm is the guest speaker at Monday's
Frontiers International MLK Breakfast.

Plainfield's chapter of Frontiers International presents their 41st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday,January 16, at the Plainfield High School cafeteria starting at 8:30 AM.. The Breakfast is the longest running tribute to Dr. King in New Jersey.

Guest speaker for the Breakfast will be Lawrence Hamm, founder and Chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress (POP) a grassroots independent political organization. Larry will speak on the theme “"We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”

Plainfielders have for years participated in POP-related events. Under local POP coordinator Steven Hatcher, the organization has taken a lead role in protesting violence on our streets, and was instrumental in the long struggle to save Muhlenberg Hospital from closure.

The Breakfast, an annual commemoration of the life of Dr. King, highlights student groups, awards scholarships, and recognizes those in the community who have made outstanding contributions.

This year’s honorees will receive the Westry Horne “Excellence in Education” award for their contribution to the Plainfield School System, the "Community Service Award" and the "Service to Youth" award. Westry Horne, one of the founders of the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club, was an avid tennis player and master educator. The auditorium at Plainfield High School bears his name.

The Breakfast will be a truly special event where the entire community can enjoy a delicious breakfast with entertainment, honor Plainfield’s finest and pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tickets are $15/person, $10/students and seniors. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Andrea Kee at (908) 327-8002 or John Brinkley at (908) 868-8704.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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