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Oct 28, 2010

Nominate community volunteers for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast awards


Nominations due November 19

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast Committee is now seeking nominations for the annual Local Legend and Emerging Legend awards.

Each year during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast, the committee honors three people who are actively involved in their communities, demonstrating Dr. King’s dedication to nonviolent social change. The Local Legend award honors those with a legacy of service. The Emerging Legend award honors youth who are serving with distinction in their communities.

Both nomination forms – due Nov. 19 – are available online at

Winners receive two complimentary tickets to the breakfast and recognition for their valuable service in front of the breakfast’s approximately 2,000 attendees and a live TV audience watching the breakfast on Twin Cities Public Television.

The 2011 breakfast will be held Jan. 17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and the keynote speaker will be the Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark, N.J.

Tickets are now available.

The 21st annual holiday breakfast is sponsored by UNCF and the General Mills Foundation. For more information, visit

For more information, contact:

Maerenn Jepsen
General Mills