MLK Breakfast Draws Hundreds

Hundreds of people gathered in Wichita Falls Saturday morning to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Martin Luther King Center hosted its 22nd annual scholarship and prayer breakfast at the MPEC.

Fifteen Texoma high school students were awarded scholarships that are made possible by area donations.

Wichita Falls City Councilor and Mayor Pro Tem Dorothy Roberts-Burns said the event was the perfect way to honor the dream of Dr. King. "He was all about working in the community, about education" she said, "and it's what we're about. We're involving everybody, any race, in the scholarship program."

The speaker at this year's event was Everett D Chambers. He is the Director of the Academic Support Program and an adjunct professor of law at the Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

Around 700 people were on hand for the event. It started at 8:45 a.m.