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Public Invited to Black History Month Breakfast at Chesapeake

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

WYE MILLS – To celebrate Black History Month and raise money for a scholarship fund, the Chesapeake College Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) is hosting the 11th annual community breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 6 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 10 Chesapeake students scholarship money to purchase textbooks. Last year, the event raised more than $1,500 for the scholarship fund.

MAC member and Director of Multicultural Affairs Richard Potter 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," Potter 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."

This year’s theme will be "Learning from the Past to Change the Future." Maryland District Court Chief Judge Ben Clyburn will deliver the keynote address. Entertainment will be provided by the Mass Choir from Union Baptist Church in Easton.

Tickets for the event are $20 for general admission and $15 for students/senior citizens, and include a buffet breakfast. The menu includes chipped beef and biscuits, eggs and fresh fruit. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Richard Potter at 410-827-5857.

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