Carper to Join Celebration of Diversity on Holiday Designed to Encourage and Empower

Senator's Schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

GEORGETOWN, DE- Senator Tom Carper will join this holiday weekend in celebrations of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Carper will celebrate Dr. King’s vision and unparalleled achievements with a diverse group of area scholars, educators, musicians and community leaders throughout the state. Additionally, Carper will meet with postal managers at their Eastern Region Conference, help Shirley Price and Theresa Murray surprise their mother at her surprise 80th birthday party, and work alongside the Soto family as they build their new Habitat for Humanity home. Arturo and Angelina Soto have lived in Georgetown for the last ten years. Arturo works for a forklift operator for Purdue, and he and his wife are the proud parents of two-year old Alma. They learned about Habitat for Humanity through the counselors at La Esperanza. SATURDAY 1/18 10:00 – 10:30a.m. Eastern Region National Association Postal supervisors (NAPS) Information Conference for 2003 Carper will greet postal managers and talk about his views on postal reform. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel. Main Ballroom 654 College Ave (Route 896), Newark 1:00-2:00 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Build: the Soto Family House Location: Cedar Street, Georgetown 2:30-3:00 p.m. SURPRISE 80th Birthday Party for Theresa Murray Carper will help Shirley Price and Ellen Magee celebrate their mother’s birthday. (Contact Ellen Magee at 302-436-5589) Location: Roxana Fire Hall, Rt. 20 Main Station, Roxana 4:00-4:45 p.m. MLK Committee Dinner Carper to stand with the community to celebrate the values Dr. King inspired. Location: Bay Center, Dewey Beach MONDAY 1/20 8:00-10:15 a.m. The Organization of Minority Women Inc., 18th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Carper will join special guest speaker Lisa Blunt Bradley to reflect on the man and the spirit of the holiday Location: Police Athletic League of Wilmington 3707 North Market Street, Wilmington 10:30- 11:15 a.m. 12th Annual Day of Celebration for DuPont Employees in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Location: The Playhouse Theatre, Wilmington 12:00-1:00 p.m. The Community and University Program Celebration of the Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Carper will reflect on the man and the spirit of the holiday, joining Minister John Moore, Youth Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dover, and the Sankofa African dancers and drummers in Del State’s annual diversity celebration. Location: The Education Humanities Building Theater Del State University, Dover