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Chester County Press

Tickets available for MLK Breakfast

01/04/2016 02:25PM ● By J. Chambless

The annual celebration of the goals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be held on Jan. 18, and Kennett Square will once again mark the occasion with the CommUNITY Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Red Clay Room (423 Dalmation St., Kennett Square).

This year’s program includes inspirational readings, music led by Leon Spencer and the CommUNITY Choir, and a display of relevant books. The keynote speaker is elder Jerry F. Poe, a missionary, businessman and president of the Martin Luther King CommUNITY of the Greater Kennett Area. He will speak on the theme, “We Hold These Truths,” and share his thoughts on King and his legacy.

The day is also a chance to contribute during the National Day of Sharing, when people across the nation are asked to help those who are less fortunate. For more information on those activities, contact Guests at the breakfast are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Kennett Food Cupboard.

Breakfast tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance, either online at or by calling 610-444-4357. Proceeds from the breakfast support initiatives of the MLK Advocates and MLK CommUNITY scholarships to Camp Cadet and local high school graduates. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Karen Sherer at 610-444-6020 (ext. 108).