Focus on Community/Arts
Public Invited to Black History Month Breakfast at Chesapeake

Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006

WYE MILLS – To celebrate Black History Month and raise money for a scholarship fund, the Chesapeake College Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) is hosting the sixth annual community breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Chesapeake Performing Arts Center lobby at 8:30 a.m. The event is open to members of the public.

Proceeds of the event will benefit the J.C. Gibson Scholarship Fund. Each semester the committee awards at least ten Chesapeake students scholarship money to purchase textbooks. Last year, the event raised more than $1,800 for the scholarship fund.

MAC member and Director of Multicultural Affairs Dana Bowser said the event is designed to encourage community unity and celebrate diversity.

"We look forward to the five-county communities to joining together to honor the achievements of African-Americans," Ms. Bowser said. "The multicultural committee strongly supports Chesapeake´s efforts to reach out to the service community, and attending this event would be an excellent way for members of the community to support Chesapeake and the students."

Jo Ann Asparagus, domestic relations master for 2nd Judicial Court will deliver the keynote address.

"Spiritual Movement," the liturgical dance team of the Ridgely-Marydel United Methodist Church Charge in Ridgely, will provide entertainment. Masonic Temples from the Eastern Shore are donating their time to prepare and serve the breakfast fare.

Tickets for the event are $10 for general admission and $8 for students/senior citizens, and include a buffet breakfast. The menu includes French toast, ham, eggs and fresh fruit. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Dana Bowser at 410-827-5857.

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