PLAINFIELD, NJ — Take a look at some upcoming events in Plainfield that will honor and remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mayor Adrian Mapp and First Lady Amelia Mapp will open their home for the 12th Annual MLK Food Drive and Potluck Celebration.  Bring a potluck dish to share, and new, non-perishable food items that will be donated to Shiloh Baptist Church Food Pantry.  Stop by from 6 p.m. to midnight, at 535 West 8thStreet, on Saturday, Jan. 18.

The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club will hold its 44thAnnual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 20.  The breakfast is the longest running tribute to Dr. King in New Jersey, and will be held at Plainfield High School, 950 Park Ave., starting at 8:30 a.m.  The guest speaker will be Bob Law, a radio personality, filmmaker, and national activist.

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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. This year’s honorees will receive Westry Service Awards.  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.

Suggested donations are $15 for the general public, and $10 for students and seniors.  For more information, call the Marshall Group at 732-968-7500, or John Brinkley at 908-868-8704.

Work on the #BrownBag community service project with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County-Plainfield Club, 145 Park Ave., on Monday, January 20, from noon to 3 p.m.  In partnership with the B.L.O.C.K. Keystone Club, hygiene products will be distributed to the homeless population in the community.

Consider donating new items, including:  baby wipes, soap, dental floss, deodorant, feminine products, hand sanitizer/wipes, hats/scarves/gloves, lotion, mouthwash, tissues, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

For more information, or to volunteer or donate, contact Mr. D. Hollingsworth at 908-822-8672, ext. 202, or email dhollingsworth@bgcuc.org.

 

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