Duarte Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Slated November 25

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Ed Barron, Executive Director of Multi Ethnic Programs at Azusa Pacific University, is the featured speaker at the Duarte's Mayor's Prayer Breakfast this year. -Courtesy photo from www.theclause.org.

Ed Barron, Executive Director of Multi Ethnic Programs at Azusa Pacific University, is the featured speaker at the Duarte’s Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast this year. -Courtesy photo from www.theclause.org.

The event will honor outstanding community volunteers and kick off “Holiday of Promise” Project

Duarte will express its thanks to outstanding community volunteers and kick off the holiday season at the 29th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and 27th annual Duarte Chamber Community Service Recognition Awards.

The event will be held Tuesday, November 25 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the City of Hope Cooper Auditorium, 1500 E. Duarte Rd. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from the Duarte Chamber of Commerce, at Duarte City Hall, or online at www.duartechamber.com. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.

Ed Barron, Executive Director of Multi Ethnic Programs at Azusa Pacific University (APU), will be this year’s featured speaker. As Executive Director, Mr. Barron promotes diversity and racial reconciliation at APU. His vision is to strengthen the APU community by building partnerships and equipping APU student leaders with the skills to serve as change agents within the APU community.

The 29th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by Burrtec Waste Industries, and co-sponsored by the following: City of Duarte, Duarte Church and Clergy Association, Duarte Chamber of Commerce, City of Hope, Duarte Kiwanis Club, Duarte Key Club and Duarte Woman’s Club.

Outstanding community volunteers will be honored by the Chamber of Commerce in the categories of Outstanding Youth Award, Outstanding Service to Youth Award, Outstanding Civic Service Award, Outstanding Humanitarian Award, Outstanding Service to Senior Citizens/Disabled Award, Outstanding Business Person Service Award. Nomination applications are available on the Chamber website. Deadline for submitting nominations is November 3rd by noon.

The event will also launch the annual “Holiday of Promise” project collecting food, personal items and gift donations for both the Duarte Community Service Council and Foothill Unity Center to support needy families during the Christmas season.

The project is sponsored by Duarte’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, the Duarte Church and Clergy Association, and numerous area businesses. Gift donations can be dropped off from November 19th to December 10th at numerous locations including Duarte City Hall, the Duarte Chamber, and the Duarte Public Safety office in the Target Center.

For more information on the event, call Duarte Chamber of Commerce at (626) 357-3333 or Duarte City Hall, (626) 357-7931, ext. 267.

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The City of Duarte was incorporated on August 22, 1957. With integrity and transparency, the City provides exemplary public services in a caring and fiscally responsible manner with a commitment to our community’s future. For more information visit www.accessduarte.com or call (626) 357-7931. Follow the City of Duarte on Twitter @CityofDuarte.