Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon: "Eating of the Fruit"

It has been written that "central to the thinking of Martin Luther King was the idea of the 'beloved community.'"

From an article written by Kenneth L. Smith and Ira G. Zepp, Jr.,
"King’s was a vision of a completely integrated society, a community of love and justice wherein brotherhood would be an actuality in all of social life. In his mind, such a community would be the ideal corporate expression of the Christian faith."

In the Riverview community, that concept is celebrated mostly through fellowship.. with a little bit of food added for good measure.

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, held in the Riverview Community Room in the K.H.R.A. wing of the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex, brought together residents and citizens, to enjoy a nice, hot meal, and to reconnect with friends and neighbors.

Click here to see a slideshow of the luncheon dinner.

The Riverview family enjoyed delicious homemade chili beans, cole slaw, corn bread, crackers, and cakes and pies.

There was plenty to go around, and entertainment was supplied by music from the Full Gospel Mission Church. The family was also treated to door prizes given away to both children and adults by answering several questions pertaining to African-American history, and the history of Riverview.

The luncheon was sponsored by New Vision Youth & Kingsport Parks and Rec Division of Community Services, in partnership with Friends of Distinction and the Riverview Residents Association.