MLK Unity Breakfast and Day of Service

A “Unity Breakfast” at Mt. San Jacinto College to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will feature poetry and art work created by local high school and college students. The Jan. 21 breakfast is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by Jan. 14.

The breakfast is being held in conjunction with a volunteer service projects program and picnic coordinated by the Central County United Way.

The breakfast begins 7 a.m. Jan. 21 in the San Jacinto campus library with a welcome by Willie Hamilton, event organizer and professor of political science at MSJC. Pastor Charles Hentley of the Reconciliation Christian Assembly in Hemet will speak about the significance of the day prior to breakfast, which will be served at 7:30 a.m.

Poetry contest winners will read and student artists will display their work based on the theme of community service, which King fostered and believe in.

The United Way will coordinate the service projects, which include flower planting, trash pick-up and creation of care packages for the troops. It will host picnic at about noon at Hofmann Park on South San Jacinto Avenue.

To make reservations for the breakfast, contact Willie Hamilton at 951-487-3685. To volunteer for service projects, call Mary Snow, United Way program director, at 951-929-0423.

Sponsored by: MSJC, United Way, City of San Jacinto, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Miller Jones Mortuary & MSJC Diversity Committee.