New Year's Day Prayer Breakfast
New Year's Day Jazz Champagne Brunch

“Moving Memphis & Shelby County Forward”

City Council Chairman Myron Lowery is hosting his 21st Annual Prayer Breakfast and his 18 th Annual Jazz Champagne Brunch on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Both events will be held at the Memphis Airport Hotel and Conference Center at Airways and Democrat.

The guest speaker at the 9 a.m. Prayer Breakfast will be Congressman Steve Cohen and the theme will be “Moving Memphis & Shelby County Forward”. Lowery added, “This theme was selected due to the increased number of jobs that will be created through our economic development efforts, despite the many challenges our city and county faced in 2011.” Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell will also be on the program along with Rev. Lester Basken, Pastor Rufus Woods, Rev. Sam Mickens and Apostle Perry Maples. Gospel music will be provided by Fannie Clark and the Tennessee Mass Choir, Blanche Reynolds and Deborah Manning Thomas.

Entertainment at the Jazz Champagne Brunch includes Just Us, Sounds by Marque and CJ the DJ. The Jazz Champagne Brunch begins at 1:30 p.m. and the menu will include barbecue ribs, chicken, collard greens, chitlins, black-eyed peas and champagne. As usual, door prizes will be awarded thanks to the Landers auto dealerships in Collierville and Southhaven and the Memphis Grizzlies.

Tickets are $50 for each event and for more information or to make a reservation please call 828-4810.

During the past 10 years, more than 195 local organizations have received donations as a result of these non-profit events

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