IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2013
CONTACT:  Marjorie Hampson
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Kamenetz to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Ceremony

County Executive commemorates birthday of great American

Towson, MD – On Friday, January 18, at 11 a.m., Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a ceremony to be held at the Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, 300 Eudowood Lane, in Towson. During the commemorative observance, Kamenetz and Del. Adrienne Jones will announce the four Content of Character honorees as designated by the County’s Office of Human Resources. “This award honors Baltimore County residents who strive to model exemplary character as described in Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and who have made significant contributions to their communities,” said Delegate Adrienne Jones, speaker pro tem and deputy director of the office. This year marks the eighth year for this award presentation – two adults and two children will be honored. Honorees include:  Dr. Marlene N. Mahipat, Rashad A. Holloway, Radhika Patel, and Jacob Badin.

The event will feature music by the Milford Mill Academy Concert Chorale under the direction of Thaddeus Price and presentation of colors by the Milford Mill Marine Corps JROTC directed by Gunnery Sgt. Samyra Rogers.

Elected officials, School Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance, school administrators and principals, County supervisors, community advocates, area church congregations, and members of area senior centers will attend Friday’s ceremony. The event is open to the public and admission is free.