01/17/05 — 300 attend annual King breakfast

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300 attend annual King breakfast

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on January 17, 2005 2:02 PM

More than 300 people turned out this morning for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration breakfast.

The event was held at the H.V. Brown Hall in the Goldsboro-Dillard Alumni Center.

Goldsboro Mayor Al King welcomed the crowd.

"I hope we don't take this day lightly," King said. "I hope we honor the legacy of Dr. King."

Hispanic Dance Community Group

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit

Mayan dancers from Guatemala, called the Hispanic Community Dance Group, performed today at the community Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration. On the front row, left to right. are Evangelina Sanchez, Jessica Velazquez, Estela Cabrera and Hilda Sanchez. The middle row: Jorge Luis Cabrera, Walter Lopez, Isala Sohchez, Felix Felipe and Leonel V. Hernandez Lopez.

In the back row are Wayne County students who presented a program on little-known facts about black history. From left: Jamin Croom of Norwayne Middle School; Sterling Simmons, Rosewood Middle; Jamar Barnes, Grantham Middle; Nykia Randolph, Brogden Middle; Erica Lowery, Grantham Middle; Ashley Mozingo, Eastern Wayne Middle, and Dominique Sauls, Goldsboro Middle.

Wayne County Commisssioner Efton Sager praised King for helping change America.

"Dr. King gave people the faith and courage to keep working for change peacefully, even when others did not," Sager said.

Sager added that King was a man of faith.

"No obstacle is too large to overcome if you keep your eye on Jesus," Sager said.

The event included trivia questions and answers about local black historical figures.

Music for the event was provided by the Charles B. Aycock High School Jazz Band. The Hispanic Community Dance Group also performed.