2018 NAACP-Murfreesboro MLK, Jr. Breakfast Honors Heroes

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The Late Jerry Anderson

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration, hosted by the NAACP-Murfreesboro Branch, will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9 AM in the Tennessee Room, James Union Building on MTSU campus.

Keynote speaker, Ms. Kenyatta Bynoe, Vice President of Global Marketing and Partnership at Spalding, will speak on this year's theme - "We are Better Together."

Ms. Harriet Wallace of Fox 17 News is this year's Mistress of Ceremonies.

Entertainment will be provided by Pastor Donald Whitmore and the MTSU College Chapter of NAACP.

Inspired by the late Jerry Anderson, who, on May 27, 1989, lost his life, after rescuing two children from drowning in the storm-swollen waters of Stones River, the Hero and Humanitarian Awards are given to individuals and organizations that exemplify the same selfless courage in making lives better.

Award recipients, nominated by their peers, for 2018:

Hero Awards

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department
Crew Members being recognized: Captain Mike Adams, Engineer Chris Ayers, Driver Richard Crick, Engineer Kevin Leonard, Firefighter Duane O'Donnell,
Engineer Stephen Ellison, Engineer David Simms, and Firefighter Shandreah Womack

Rutherford County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff's School Resource Officer Jeff DeGennaro
Sheriff's Patrol Deputy Joey Vann
Sheriff's Civil Warrants Deputy Michael Moody

Humanitarian Award

Murfreesboro Loves
Habitat for Humanity
Murfreesboro Masonic Lodge #12 Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated

Tickets available via Eventbrite.com or Florence Smith at 615.589.5034. For further information: Please contact Carolyn Cox, MLK Chair @ 615-969-5994 or Katie Wilson, President - 615-556-7189.

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