April 21, 2008

A day of rememberence, dancing, and of course working;)

On Saturday I had a very intersting day. That morning around 11am I along with some other fellow part co-workers volunteered our services at a Martin Luther King Rally called THE DREAM KEEPERS FAIR that was being held on Saint Louis University campus. It was gathering to promote strength and togetherness among different cultures. It was a pretty nice gathering for this being a first time event. There were different vendors that provided food. Mainly The Pasta House and another place called Mi-Hungry. All of my co-workers could smell the excellent bar-bq from Mi-Hungry so we decided to get our grub on over there. Here is some info on the restuarant if you want to check it for yourselves.

Mi Hungry
2812 N. Grand Ave.
St. Louis, MO
Cuisine(s): Bar & Grill, Barbecue, Jamaican
Hours: 10-1:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 10-12 a.m. Sun.
Price: $
Serving: Lunch, Dinner
Alcohol: Full bar
Reservations: Accepted
Parking: Lot Available, Meters, Street
Attire: Casual
Features: Takeout, Delivery, Catering, Wheelchair Accessible, Smoking

Before we could eat though we did go over to the main stage so we could hear the presentation and observe a moment of silence. Let me tell you something, that food was off the chain. They had a pit that was so damn big to do their meat in I couldn't believe it and took pictures of them and sent them to my flickr account. they were kind enough to make me a plate without bar-bq sauce because I can't STAND bar-bq sauce, so after we were done eating, we participated in activites with the kids that happen to be high schoolers and we just had a blast. The music was simply off the chain and honey I was shakin it like I had some salt and pepper in my step. Name of the fine ass head player was Lamar Harris, it was his group that was jammin and baby he is FINE!!!!!

We did different games and we eventually did a Soul Train line and honey I have not danced the way I did this past Saturday in 10 years. We had a great time and hopefully we will be able to volunteer again next year. Afterwards we went the Delmar Loop to get some ice cream. Then back to work for some of us (including myself), in which I did not get off of work until 10:30pm. Yet that was okay because i closed a $6500.00 sale in appliances. So when you think of it I was on my ass for my second gig from 10am to 10:30pm.

hooked up with a friend afterwards and saw Forbidden Kingdom AGAIN and yep it's still awsome.

Below is some info on the event.

SLU, Harris-Stowe Student Leaders Plan Fair Honoring MLK Saturday

Event Details: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., April 19, Compton Avenue

Student leaders from Saint Louis University and Harris-Stowe State University will host a fair honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend.

The Dream Keepers' Fair will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, along Compton Avenue between the two universities. For the event, Compton will be closed from the eastern entry of the SLU garage to Laclede Street, providing access to the garage and the delivery area of Chaifetz Arena.

Part of the street will be closed for the day, but there will be access to the University's Olive garage as well as to Harris-Stowe.

Centered around the 40th anniversary of King's assassination, the fair officially begins at noon with a two-minute moment of silence.

Following the tribute, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of festivities, which are listed below.

The student governments of Harris-Stowe and SLU formed the Dream Keepers Partnership last April to raise $10,000 for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project in Washington D.C.

Since then, student governments from every college and university in the St. Louis metropolitan area, as well as a couple of young professional associations, have joined the effort. Collectively, they call themselves the St. Louis Dream Keepers.

Their work has drawn much attention. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen, Missouri State House of Representatives and the U.S. Congress have passed resolutions endorsing Saturday's event.

The students' efforts got an additional boost earlier this week as the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to participate in Saturday's moment of silence before their game against San Francisco. They announced their support during a press conference Wednesday. Former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden and SLU student government president Andrew Clifton spoke at the event.

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