Long Branch: On Friday evening the annual MLK Soul Food Dinner to honor the member of Dr. Martin Luther king was held at the Portuguese Club on Broadway. The dinner event sponsored by the MLK Guild welcomed 200 friends, families and neighbors to a traditional meal.
Rev. Aaron Gibson, Pastor of Second Baptist Church said the Prayer and a Blessing of Food, recalling that the day of his eighteenth birthday was the same day as Dr. King died April 8, 1968. "We can remember Dr. King as a Baptist Preacher and a Civil Rights leader. On Monday at the March (from Atlantic Avenue to Second Baptist) we will remember his words from the Bible."
As Dr. King had said, "The greatest among you is the one who serves."
Business Development Director Jake Jones welcomed all and introduced guild Chairman and Vice Chairman David A. Brown and David G. Brown who spoke briefly of the Guild's role.
They acknowledged Councilmembers Michael Sirianni, Joy Bastille and John Pallone, Public Safety Director Jason Roebuck and Mayor Adam Schneider, and pastors and Guild leaders at the start of the Program.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Aaliyah and her younger sister Mya.
Affordable Housing's Cheryl Person was there for thse with Hurricane Sandy home rebuilding matters. Call 732-982-5072 or email her at email@example.com.
Thanks went out to Long Branch Economic Development, the Long Branch Portuguese Club, the City of Long Branch and Joe Tuzzio. Entertainment was by DJ Yum Yum.