Press Release: Operation Uplift To Hold Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Awards Luncheon, April 5th

MAYWOOD–Operation Uplift Center and its WestTown Museum of Cultural History, Maywood invites you to THINK SPRING  and join with them for the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Awards Luncheon, in Saturday, April 5, 2014.

The event entitled “Embracing The Legacy of His Dream”, will memorialize the greatness of Dr. King’s life, and the ultimate tragedy of his assassination, on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

The keynote speaker is Reverend Michael Wright, a homegrown recipient of the Dream Weaver Award.  The afternoon will also highlight other present-day success stories whose achievements embrace the principles of Dr. King’s journey.

Among those being presented are Dr. Dorothy L. Bounds, Founder/president of the Dorolyn Academy of Music, Oak Park; Michael Romain, Editor & Chief of the Village Free Press.  The Rosa Parks Heritage Awardees are:  Mrs. Anne Street-Edmund; Mrs.Tenner Ferguson; Mr & Mrs. Angus Laird; Deacon Wash Westley, who at age 111 holds one of the oldest active Illinois Drivers Licenses; and Reverend Curtis Malone, Pastor of the First Christian Church, Maywood.

The musical entertainment will introduce the Youth Drum Line of the Immanuel Temple of Westchester, Illinois.  Also, a $500 Dr. Alexander Lane Merit Award will be given to a worthy student.

This major fundraiser will be held at the Diplomat West Banquets, 681 West North Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois, from 12 Noon to 4 P.M.

For tickets, Market Place Vendor and sponsorship opportunities, please call 708-516-0628. Proceeds will support the Uplift mission of “A Hand Up Not A Hand Out”.

Operation Uplift Center, Inc. VFP

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