Greater Bangor Area NAACP and UMaine to Host 2010 MLK Breakfast Celebration Jan. 18

Contact: Diane Khiel (

ORONO —  The Greater Bangor Area NAACP and the University of Maine will present the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at UMaine’s Wells Conference Center.  The event is scheduled for 8:30-10:30 a.m., with doors opening at 8 a.m.

The Destiny Worship Praise Team, a diverse group of gospel singers from the nondenominational Destiny Worship Center of Brewer, Maine, is scheduled to perform from 8:00-8:30 a.m., and the UMaine female student singing group Renaissance will close the program.

Rev. Dr. Phil Ertha, a nationally-known and highly regarded preacher, soloist, and writer, will be this year’s keynote speaker.  Rev. Ertha, a Vietnam veteran who has roots in the Bangor area, will examine the status of Dr. King’s dream in 2010.

In commenting about Rev. Ertha, civil rights legend Andrew Young once remarked, “[Rev. Ertha] is one of the most dynamic preachers I have ever heard. He captures audiences young and old, black and white.”

Tickets for the 2010 Breakfast are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and over, $10 for high school and college students with ID, and $10 for children 12 and younger. A sell-out crowd is expected, so those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets early by calling (207) 581-1428.