MONDAY 1/19: Annual Community Unity Breakfast and Walk in Remembrance of Martin Luther King



The 24th Annual Community Unity Breakfast celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday will be held January 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Northampton High School cafeteria. Tickets are $6 for adults and no charge for students. As always the focus will be on the youth of the community.

The featured speaker for this year’s breakfast is the Honorable Mignon L. Clyburn, who was appointed by President Obama to the Federal Communications Commission including serving as chairman. Commissioner Clyburn is a longtime champion of consumers and a defender of the public interest. She is from South Carolina and has a wealth of experience to share.

The breakfast will be followed by the 25th Annual Unity Walk, which is dedicated to “Walking for Good Health.” Warm clothing and comfortable shoes are strongly advised. Participants will walk to the nearby Courthouse grounds, where the speaker will be Rev. Calvin Washington, Sr., pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Treherneville. Pastor Washington is the 2nd Vice Moderator of the Virginia/Maryland Baptist Association and its Ministries. He is a General Production Manager at Tyson Foods in Treherneville.

The Community Unity Breakfast and Walk are sponsored by the Northampton County NAACP, Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, and Northampton County Public Schools. The Eastern Shore Community Services Network, Inc., and Optima Family Care will coordinate a health booth on information relevant to health education and prevention. Voter registration will also be available. All participants are asked to bring non-perishable foods for the needy. A special commemorative program will be sold to help fund this event.

To remember Dr. King is to affirm the nonviolent pursuit of freedom, justice, and equal opportunity for all. In that spirit the citizens of Northampton County will again join to celebrate Dr. King’s ideals, and to recognize the progress the community has made toward those ideals.



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