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To the editor:
Once again it's time to attend the annual Joyce
Kinzie/Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. It will be held
this year at the Lincoln College Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium (old
gym) on Monday, Jan. 21. The program will start at 7:30 a.m., and
doors will open at 7 a.m.
The event will feature a buffet-style breakfast prepared by the
Lincoln College food service staff and promises to be rewarding to
one's taste buds. Upon arrival and finding a seat, participants will
be asked to go through the buffet line. All beverages will be served
at the table by volunteers.
Tickets for the breakfast are $8 each and may be purchased at the
State Bank Wal-Mart branch, Lincoln College, Second Baptist Church,
and from Cathy Tiffany or Les Plotner. Those wishing to reserve
tickets at the door may call Tina Cunningham at 706-8462. Cynthia
Kelly may be reached at Lincoln College at 732-3155 ext. 219 for ticket
The breakfast will provide the opportunity to recognize the life
and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil
rights movement and will also provide an opportunity to pay tribute
to Joyce Kinzie for her tireless dedication and efforts to make the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund and Breakfast a successful
The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund makes it possible to
provide scholarships to minority high school graduates from Lincoln
and Logan County to attend Lincoln College and an opportunity to
earn a college degree.
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A short program is planned for the breakfast and will feature a
presentation of Dr. King's famous speech "I Have a Dream," given by
Michael Coley, a freshman at Lincoln College. Coley is also a
minister and serves as youth minister and outreach liaison at the
Millenium Faith Church in Decatur. His interests are in business
management, speech and vocal music.
The Rev. Glenn Sheldon, of Second Baptist Church in Lincoln, will
provide some remarks about the purpose of the breakfast and the
Edrianel Tookes, a 2012 graduate of Lincoln High School, was
awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Minority Scholarship for
2012-2013 at Lincoln College. She will give a short presentation
during the program.
Also featured on the program will be the Lincoln College Choir,
singing ''Wade in the Water." Songs will also be presented by the
Second Baptist Youth Choir.
We welcome your presence at the Joyce Kinzie/Martin Luther King
Jr. Scholarship Fund Breakfast on Jan. 21. This annual event
presents an opportunity for you to open your hearts and minds to a
very worthy cause. Please plan to attend and help us celebrate and
share the "Dream" envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. See you
January 10, 2013]
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