Breakfast held to honor MLK

Feb. 04, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

The annual Martin Luther King Day Holiday Breakfast was recently held at Spring Street Baptist Church in Henderson.

Groups attending the event included the Nu Chi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Rho Beta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the Vance County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Henderson-Vance Black Leadership Causus.

The theme was “United We Serve To Fulfill The Dream.”

Rev. W.T. Ramey II, president of Rho Beta Lambda, served as the master of ceremony.

A welcoming was given by Rev. Anthony Vickers, pastor at Spring Street, and the invocation was delivered by Rev. Richard Brand.

Dianne Evans, president of Nu Chi Omega, introduced State Rep. Nathan Baskerville, the keynote speaker.

Courtney Clark, a student at Southern Vance High School, presented the musical selection “Take Me to the King,” and Lateesa Wilkerson of Northern Vance High School recited the poem “Dreams” by Langston Hughes.

Prayers were offered by Rev. Brenda Peace-Jenkins.

All attending Vance County elected officials and school board members were recognized at the event, as were all attending veterans.

Members of Nu Chi Omega, the Emerging Young Leaders, NAACP Youth and the Daisette Youth Gardeners served as hostesses. The Jubliee Serteens served as ushers.

Following the breakfast, Nu Chi Omega volunteered at the food pantry at Area Christians Together in Service in Henderson.