The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and the Rockdale Branch of the NAACP co-host a breakfast honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19, 7:45 a.m. Proceeds from the 11th annual event will be donated to United Way in Rockdale to benefit programs in Rockdale County.
The event, celebrating the life and achievements of the influential American Civil Rights leader, will be held at the Longhorn Steakhouse located on Iris Drive near Interstate 20 and West Avenue. The keynote speaker for the event will be the Billy Cox, Pastor Macedonia Church.
"We are excited about this year's celebration and expecting a large turnout," said Fred Boscarino, president of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. "This is our eleventh year hosting the event with the Rockdale NAACP, and it has become a community tradition for many of our residents and business owners who want to appropriately observe MLK Day and honor this great American."
The cost to attend the breakfast and program is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 13 and under. Tickets are sold at the door and seating is limited, so first come, first served.
United Way in Rockdale Area Director Claire Cline expressed appreciation to the local NAACP and the Chamber for partnering to organize the event and for supporting local efforts to help the homeless.
"On January 19, we will be honoring a visionary leader who worked to improve the lives of others and to bridge social barriers," said Cline. "Helping the homeless is certainly an appropriate tribute to his legacy."