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Public Invited to Black History Month Breakfast at Chesapeake

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007


 

WYE MILLS – To celebrate Black History Month and raise money for a scholarship fund, the Chesapeake College Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) is hosting the eighth annual community breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3 in the Chesapeake College Caroline College Center 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."

Courtney Billups, the first African-American elected to the Queen Anne´s County Commission, will deliver the keynote address.

The entertainment will be provided by The Daughters of Shabach dance troupe of Baltimore. Masonic Temples from the Eastern Shore are donating their time to prepare and serve the breakfast fare. The event will also feature an exhibit of school photos from the days of segregation on the Eastern Shore.

Tickets for the event are $12 for general admission and $10 for students/senior citizens, and include a buffet breakfast. The menu includes chipped beef and biscuits, ham, eggs and fresh fruit. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Dana Bowser at 410-827-5857.

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