Thursday, January 17, 2013
Check out this round up of opportunities to give back in your community.
What better way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy than to do something for someone else? Check out these upcoming volunteer opportunities around town. Remember you can get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The 11th Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., will take place Jan. 20, at Civic Center East; and will feature women who have made significant contributions in the fields of medicine and music.
The Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission will be honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy this year through women. This year's city celebration is featuring prominent black women who have made significant contributions in the fields of medicine and music. The event is scheduled for Sunday, January 20, at Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road, starting at 7 p.m. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) The keynote speaker is Brenda Battle, a St. Louis native and registered nurse. The St. Louis Business Journal named Battle “Most Influential Minority Leader” in 2008. In addition to serving on the board of the Missouri Foundation for Health, she once directed the Center for Diversity and …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Each of the winners will receive a $100 prize, and will present their oratories at the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley on Jan. 20.
North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice, (NCCU) named two Hazelwood School District (HSD) students as winners of its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. The winners were Grace Bishop of Lawson Elementary School, and Nadia Rankin of Hazelwood East Middle School, according to an HSD statement. Each won in their respective categories. The contest was held at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Florissant, and there were 12 finalists in all. Five winners were chosen from among the group. “Great event to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of non-violence,” HSD Superintendent Grayling Tobias tweeted at the event. "I am proud of all contest participants for their efforts. "This was truly a remarkable occasion.” (Get …
Monday, January 17, 2011
MLK Tribute hosted by the Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission brings the city together to pay respects, sing and fellowship.
Seven-year-old C’Kyra Burnette, a little girl with a big heart and a whole lot of gusto, spoke with Hazelwood Patch at Sunday evening’s MLK Tribute in Hazelwood. And it’s safe to say that she would have made the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. very proud. “I learned in school that Dr. King was a strong man, and he held protests that were peaceful," she said. "He never used violence." “It makes me so sad that a long time ago schools separated children who were different colors," C'Kyra went on with a very solemn face. "I am glad it’s not that way anymore." C'Kyra went on to also say that she thought people should be able to be friends with everyone, no matter what color they are, and truly from the mouths of babes, are words such as these …