Hundreds pray together at MLK breakfast

Jan 20, 2014
Photo by: Jessi Stone Dr. Dudley E. Flood speaks to an audience at Lambuth Inn during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast.

The dining hall at Lambuth Inn was packed this morning as more than 100 people gathered together to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and to pray for families, the hungry and homeless and for world peace.

Dr. Dudley E. Flood, a retired school administrator from Winton, was the main speaker. With an interweaving of humor and passion, Flood reminded those in attendance that no matter our race, gender or background, we are all human beings and that "two of us are stronger than one of us will ever be."

The breakfast also featured special songs performed by Chuck Beattie, a.k.a. Dr. Blues. Beattie also led the group in sining "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

The Haywood County MLK Committee also announced the 2012-13 winner of the Eggleston-Osborne Scholarship, which is given in memory of two African American educators in Haywood County, Wilbur Eggleston and Elsie Osborne.

Tuscola graduate Elizabeth Sheehan Walt received the scholarship. She is a freshmen at the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill where she is majoring in biology.

Money raised from the breakfast will go to fund the next scholarship.