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CCCCD Hosts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2003 Breakfast Celebration



CCCCD Hosts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2003 Breakfast Celebration

Jan. 9, 2003 - Collin County Community College District, in partnership with the Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast Committee, will host a power breakfast to celebrate Dr. King's dream. Community members are invited to participate in the breakfast at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at CCCCD's Spring Creek Campus, 2800 Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. There is no charge to attend.

The MLK Breakfast Committee is made up of community members interested in advancing Dr. King's message.

The breakfast will include a discussion from a panel of community leaders. Panel guests include Cary Israel, CCCCD president; Pat Evans, mayor of Plano; Tom Muehlenbach, Plano city manager; Greg Rushin, Plano chief of police; and Doug Otto, PISD superintendent. Special guest Texas Senator Florence Shapiro will share information on the condition of our state and Frances Griffin-Brown, executive director of Club Generation Success, will emcee a short program.

Evelyn McKnight, accounts receivable administrator at Telecom Electric Supply Company, co-chairs the MLK Breakfast Committee with her husband, Don McKnight, designer at IQ Enterprises. Mrs. McKnight said the breakfast presents a wonderful opportunity for community members to learn from each other and from community leaders. "This breakfast brings together an impressive group of city leaders interested in uniting the community and building partnerships that work."

Other MLK 2003 celebration events include:

Saturday, Jan. 18
Parade - 10 a.m.; south on Avenue K from Parker Road to City Hall. Bands, floats and performances.
City Hall program - 11 a.m.; City Hall Plaza, 1520 Avenue K. Speakers, performers, health and information fair, plus a free luncheon.

Sunday, Jan. 19
Evening Celebration - 7 p.m.; Custer Road United Methodist Church, 6601 Custer Road. Featuring the MLK All Community Choir. Emcees include Clarice Tinsley and Steve Eagar of Fox 4 News.

All events are free, open to the public and will feature student art exhibits.

To date, local supporters of the MLK Breakfast include Alpha Phi Alpha, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), city of Plano, Club Generation Success, Collin County Community College District, Huffines, JCPenney, Kiwanis of Plano, Omega Psi Phi, Oncor, Plano Community Forum, Plano Independent School District (PISD), Plano North Metroplex Links, Plano Symphony Orchestra, Plano Television Network, Telecom Electric Supply Company and TXU.