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Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club to Host MLK Breakfast

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Imhotep Gary Byrd Credits: Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club
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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club will be presenting its 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in January 2018. 

The breakfast is the longest running tribute of its kind to Dr. King in New Jersey.  It will take place at Plainfield High School starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15.  General admission tickets are on sale for $15; students and seniors are $10.

Guest speaker for the breakfast will be Imhotep Gary Byrd who is the award-winning host, creator, and executive producer of The GBE, the longest running Black radio broadcast in the history of New York City. His career as a multi-media radio personality, spoken word-recording artist, songwriter, and motivational speaker has always focused on “raising human consciousness thru communications.” In a career that spans 50 years, Byrd, as a modern day griot, is dedicated to “telling our story and lifting every voice.”

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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.

Each year Frontiers issues such awards as the Westry Horne “Excellence in Education” award for contributions 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.

Malcolm Dunn and Richard Wyatt will both receive awards at the breakfast.

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

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact The Marshall Group at 732-968-7500 or John Brinkley at 908-868-8704.

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