Jan 14, 2009
Local inaugural events also honor community service and MLK
The excitement is growing for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, and there is plenty to do locally to mark the historic occasion for those not lucky enough to be one of the millions who will make it to Washington, D.C. next Tuesday.
The Livingston County Democratic Party is sponsoring its own inauguration party from 7-11 p.m. Friday at the VFW/American Legion Spirit Center, 10590 Grand River Road, in Brighton for just $30.
The Blue Tiger Committee of the Livingston County Democratic Party is also answering the President-Elect's call to observe a day of service prior to his inauguration, and they have planned a potluck at 4 p.m. Sunday at party headquarters, 10321 E. Grand River, Suite 600 of the Fonda Place office park, in Green Oak Township, to mark Martin Luther King Day and to help out Livingston County United Way.
In addition to attendees bringing a dish to share and the beverage of choice, they are also asked to bring an item from the United Way's wish list. The extensive list is on the party's blog, LivingBlue, but it includes everything from board games to yellow legal pads.
I have been to some of the potlucks thrown by the party, and the food is unbelievable. In addition to some of the best food in the county, there will also be a showing of a film of King's famous 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech, as well as a short film starring James Earl Jones called "Martin Luther King, Jr. – Legacy of a Dream."
For more information, please call the office at (810) 229-4212.