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

Eastern Shore choir will perform

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013

WYE MILLS – To celebrate Black History Month and raise money for a scholarship fund, the Chesapeake College Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) is hosting the 14th annual community breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 2 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 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 our students."

Dr. Danette G. Howard, secretary of higher education for the Maryland Higher Education Commission, will deliver the keynote address. Entertainment will be provided by the Society for the Preservation of the African American Arts Singers.

Tickets for the event (including a buffet breakfast) are $10. The menu includes bacon, eggs, chipped beef, pastries, pancakes and fresh fruit. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Richard Potter at 410-827-5857.

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