Niles NAACP to host community fellowship breakfast

Published 9:31 am Thursday, January 7, 2016

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, the Niles branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host a community fellowship breakfast.

The event, which is open to the entire community, will take place from 7 to 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, which is located at 601 Ferry St., in Niles.

The theme of the event is: What are you doing for others? A community forum will be held on the topic.

People are encouraged to meet someone new and connect with old friends while sharing a favorite Dr. King quote with attendees.

A presentation of a film from the Civil Rights Era will begin at 8 a.m. followed by a speech from Charlie McAfee at 9:15 a.m.

Attendees can also participate in civil rights music trivia and browse Louis Stennis’ collection of Rosa Parks and Dr. King materials.

A home-cooked breakfast will be served.

There will also be an opportunity to brainstorm and review community service projects.

There is no cost to attend, although donations will be welcome.