MLK Gala to benefit Feed the Hungry Project

More than 300 people are anticipated to attend the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Gala on Saturday.

The annual event benefits the Feed the Hungry Project. Feed the Hungry is anon-profit organization and is continuing the vision of Louella Thompson to provide a soup kitchen at the Dream Center on Yankee Road for local and surrounding cities since 1987.

Event Chairwoman Lisa White said the gala has raised more than $50,000 during the past three galas.

White said the gala’s theme is from a King quote: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

She said supporting the gala will help energize young achievers in the community.

“Our organization’s mission is to build a positive force within our community,” she said. “Our goal is to give back to the community, giving at-risk youth life-changing opportunities. Events like our gala help inspire today’s youth to become great leaders; supporting us helps us show them another way.”

White said the gala, which starts at 6 p.m. at Shaker Run Golf Club, will feature guest speakers Jennifer Pugh, Daria Hardeman and Jimmy M. Calhoun, Esq.

The gala committee will also give special recognition to Hightowers Petroleum Co., Marilyn Wilson Photography, Odell Wize, Jason Vincent Jr. and Courtnee Arnold.

Tickets are still available for $50 per person. For more information, call 513-320-1001 or 937-478-5210.