Living Ground Ministries and Reflections News Magazine believe that youth are our greatest asset and they're hoping to inspire kids to learn with a little financial incentive.
On Saturday, Feb. 18, in celebration of Black History Month, Living Ground Ministries will be awarding cash prizes to kids ages 1 to 15 for correct answers given during the "Cash for Knowledge" contest being held at the Montgomery County Community & Business Fair at Partners For Families, 329 East Main St. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All children are eligible to win cash awards from $5 to $20. Kids interested in entering the contest must register either online at www.mlkstat.com or at the registration booth when they arrive at the fair.
The day-long Community & Business Fair will feature a number of musical artists, youth and spoken word performances and skits. There will also be a soul food menu and award presentations to a number of community leaders and corporate partners. The event will conclude with never before seen footage of music videos of great old-school classics from "The Sounds of Philadelphia."
This focus of this year's event is economics and the promotion of community development agencies and organizations. Many small businesses will be displaying their products and services and pictorial displays courtesy of Reflections News Magazine will feature prints of the Civil Rights saga from the 1940s through the 1990s, along with artifacts, memorabilia and relic displays dating back to the 1800s.
“My vision is one likened to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who once said, ‘We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.’ That statement stands true today," said Howard Scott, Director of Living Ground. "We want to inspire unity in the community and remind local residents and businesses that we can live and grow together.”
For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, go to www.mlkstat.com or call 484-684-6540.
Need to bone up on your black history for the contest? Check page 3 of The Times Herald everyday for Living Ground Ministries' "Black History Moment."