There are at least three events scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16).
Atomic City Sportsmen Club hosts 28th Annual Martin Luther King Fellowship Breakfast Program
The Atomic City Sportsmen invite the community to the 28th annual Martin Luther King Fellowship Breakfast. The Breakfast will be held on Monday, January 16, at the Oak Valley Baptist Church, 191 Hampton Road in Oak Ridge.
The program begins at 8 a.m., and this year’s keynote speaker will be the Reverend Reneé Kesler, president and chief executive officer of the Beck Cultural Exchange Center Inc. in Knoxville.
Beck was established in 1975 as a primary repository of black history and culture in East Tennessee and remains dedicated to researching, collecting, conserving, preserving, and exhibiting works of art, writings, artifacts, memorabilia, and other evidence of contributions relating to the history and culture of African Americans in this region while fostering and promoting educational, artistic, and cultural activities and experiences, a press release said.
Kesler is a native of Knoxville and is married to Christopher of Augusta, Georgia, a math teacher at West High School and young men’s head varsity basketball coach. Together, they have two daughters: Crystal Kesler, an attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, and Sydney Kesler, currently attending the University of Memphis in Memphis.
The will be no charge for attending this event.
Please contact David Mosby (865) 680-2822 (cell) or email [email protected] for more information.
MLK Prayer Breakfast at Green McAdoo Cultural Center
- Monday, January 16
- 101 School Street
In observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday, the Green McAdoo Cultural Organization and its Board members will be hosting a prayer breakfast on Monday, January 16, at the Green McAdoo Recreation Center.
This event will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the prayer service beginning at 9. The community is invited, and there is no charge. If you have questions, please contact the Center at (865) 463-6500.
A Day On, Not a Day Off Basketball Benefit
- Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
- Robertsville Middle School
The basketball benefit features Robertsville Middle School and Oliver Springs Middle School.
Here are the times:
- Girls’ junior varsity—4 p.m.
- Boys’ junior varsity—5 p.m.
- Girls’ varsity—6 p.m.
- Boys’ varsity—7 p.m.
Monday raised will go to the following community organizations:
- Tom Hayes Memorial Scholarship
- Sally McCaskill Scholarship
- Boys and Girls Club
- Lee Munz Memorial Scholarship
- Atomic City Sportsmen Club
- Men of Tomorrow Foundation
- Scarboro Community Alumni Association
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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