The Annual MLK Jr. Holiday Potluck Party and Canned Food Drive, scheduled for Saturday, January 14th at 7:00 pm, has become one of the primary fixtures of the New Democrats for Plainfield's community service initiatives; it is also a "must attend" event for Plainfielders interested in helping those who are unable to help themselves. Each year, the New Democrats Community Service Team selects a local Plainfield food bank to donate non-perishable foods to. This year’s donations will be given to the Shiloh Baptist Church Food Pantry on West 4th Street. This annual coming together of friends and caring individuals will be hosted again this year by my wife, Amelia, and me, at our home, located at 535 West 8th Street.
It is with a sense of community that Amelia and I gladly open our home so that the entire Plainfield community can come together as one, to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In addition to a delicious variety of potluck food dishes, we will once again have wonderful live jazz guitar music during the evening, provided by Plainfield's own Joe Bonini. We will also have an informal kick-off of Obama '12, so feel free to wear your Obama gear!
Those who are able to donate are asked to drop off canned goods and other non-perishable food items on our front porch, any day of the week, beginning today, and continuing every day up to Saturday, January 14th. Those of you attending the party can bring your donations with you.
Amelia and I look forward to welcoming you to our home and enjoying a pleasant evening.
Please note: A snow storm cancels the event, but food items may still be dropped off!