“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” --Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.The Mapp 8th Annual MLK Food Drive and Potluck Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, January 16, 2016 starting at 5:00 pm. First Lady Amelia Mapp and I are proud to once again serve as hosts for this wonderful event as we honor the legacy of Dr. King. As always, the party will be at our home at 535 West Eighth Street--click on the flier below and print it out. Bring a dish to share for the potluck, and meet and greet your friends and neighbors!
You may drop off your donations of canned and packaged goods, as well as toiletry items, on our front porch (535 West 8th Street) anytime between now and Saturday, 1/16. Those of you attending the party can bring your donations with you. We look forward to welcoming you and to having a good time with all as we collectively do for others as we would have them do for us!
*We are requesting that attendees also bring some toiletries to be donated to our residents who are in need of them. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorants, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, lotion, mouthwash, and other sundries. We began the toiletry drive at last summer's Community Barbecue, and the donations were very much appreciated by those who received them. We hope that you will be a generous donor this year.
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp