The 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast

This celebration is a significant and symbolic event in the East Stroudsburg Community as it is one of the only programs in the area honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Through the years, the program has expanded in size unifying over 400 people from the community on MLK's Day of Observance.

The program itself has transformed to include components such as the MLK Award, the Julianna V. Bolt Art Contest in which students from all high schools within Monroe County are encouraged to participate and all entries will be displayed at the event, a keynote speaker, musical performances, the Boddie Scholarship Award, and ESU's official Day of Service in honor Dr. King.

Since its inception, 32 Gertrude Mary Smith Boddie Scholarships have been awarded to ESU students and a total of 54 MLK community and university awards have been presented.

The East Stroudsburg University Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast was initiated by former President Robert Dillman and other dedicated individuals including Leslie Antonette and Mel Gillespie in 1997.

Sponsor ESU’s 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast

For further information, please call 570-422-3156 or email

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Monday January 21
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mattioli Recreation Center, 8–10 a.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Gertrude Mary Smith Boddie 1904 Endowed Scholarship fund.
Make an additional donation to the Gertrude Mary Boddie Endowed Scholarship $  
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22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast:
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