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College Hosts Power Breakfast in Honor of MLK Jr

College Hosts Power Breakfast in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

December 30, 2006 - The community is invited to join Collin County Community College District (Collin) and event organizers in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual Power Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at the college's Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

The breakfast will include a panel discussion by community leaders. This year, the panelists have been provided with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a question written specifically from the quote. Each panelist will respond to their question. Panel guests include Duncan Webb, Plano Independent School District Trustee President; Pat Evans, Plano Mayor; John Roach, Sr., Collin County District Attorney; Keith Self, Collin County Judge; Harry LaRosiliere, Plano Councilman; and Florence Shapiro, Texas State Senator.

A Youth Extravaganza will follow the breakfast at the college's John Anthony Theatre. The Youth Extravaganza will feature 13 performances from Plano and North Dallas kids showcasing their talents in singing, dancing and step.

The following events lead up to the Jan. 15 Power Breakfast. Weekend activities and the breakfast are free and open to the public.

Saturday, Jan. 13
10 a.m. - MLK Parade starting at the corner of Avenue K and Parker Road in Plano.. The parade will travel south along Avenue K to Plano City Hall. Bands and groups will perform.

11 a.m. - City Hall program featuring Dr. A. Marcus Nelson, a nationally renowned high school principal and motivational speaker. Dr. Nelson is considered one of the most dynamic educators in the United States.

Noon - Lunch and health information booths at the Douglass Center, 1111 Ave. H in Plano.

Sunday, Jan. 14
7 p.m. - Community Choir at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 1401 Mira Vista Blvd. in Plano.

The Power Breakfast was organized by the MLK Breakfast Committee, which represents community members interested in advancing Dr. King's message. A special thanks to the more than 30 MLK 2007 Celebration Committee community partners.

For more information on MLK activities and community partners, visit

Collin County Community College District serves more than 41,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development.