Martin Luther King Jr. Feted at Weekend Events Sponsored by Metuchen Chamber of Commerce

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The Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce, Metuchen Edison Woodbridge YMCA, New Hope Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church present a "Weekend of Celebration" to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , starting January 18, 2009, at the New Hope Baptist Church at 3:00 PM on Hampton Street, Metuchen.
Metuchen Mayor Thomas Vahalla and Senator Barbara Buono (D-18) are among the local leaders who will introduce choir selections, youth recitations, reflections from local clergy, and a special tribute commemorating 100 years of the NAACP's existence. A march to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. monument on Middlesex Ave. in Metuchen will follow the program. For more information about Sunday's event, contact New Hope Baptist Church at 732-549-1941.
On Monday, January 19th, the Second Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast will be held at the Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27 in Edison. Rev. Mark McCreary of the Second Baptist Church will lead the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Choir and children will read their winning essays that address the topic: "Evidences of a Dream Fulfilled". In addition, Reginald Johnson, President of the Metuchen Edison NAACP, will be on hand to present the 2008 NAACP Scholarship Awards. We are thrilled to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Reverend Dr. DeForest Blake Soaries, Jr. For more information about the breakfast, contact the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce at 732-548-2964 or e-mail

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One of King's most central legacies often lost in holiday remembrances is his stance against global poverty and his encouragement for all Americans to learn about and combat it.

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