Western Sussex MLK Day of Celebration will hold its annual Rise & Shine Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club in Bridgeville.
The theme for 2014 is Fifty Years and Counting in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic March on Washington.
This year’s Community Recognition Award recipient is Brenda Whitehurst, the Southern Delaware Market Manager for YWCA Delaware’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship.
She has devoted more than 20 years to life skill training and development, and eliminating racism.
A cornerstone of Whitehurst’s career has been the empowerment of women through programs of business assessment, business plan development, and advisory services designed to produce sustainable enterprises led by women.
Keynote speaker is Dr. Harry Williams, the 10th president of Delaware State University. Shortly after beginning his tenure as president, he convened a Blue Ribbon Commission which helped establish DSU as one of America’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Williams has been a key figure in strategic planning for education, both at home and abroad.
Musical selections will be performed by soloists Alberta Smith and Greg Brittingham.
Tickets for the MLK Day of Celebration Rise & Shine Prayer Breakfast are now on sale. Cost is $22 per person. For tickets, contact Jocelyn or Herb Quick, 302-629-4949, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to MLK Day of Celebration and mail to PO Box 687, Seaford, DE 19973.
This event is sponsored by Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival Inc., Pat A. Jones, executive director; Herb Quick, treasurer.
Western Sussex MLK Day of Celebration Inc. and Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival Inc. are 501c3 corporations.