January 17, 2011
Staff Photo: Erin Evans. Rockdale County resident Winston McDonald gets his breakfast Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemorative Breakfast held at LongHorn Steakhouse in Conyers. McDonald joined more than 200 others for the annual event to hear the Rev. Eric Lee, pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, and the Rev. Jeff Meyers, pastor of Conyers First Baptist Church, speak. The men discussed personal courage in facing adversity and to make change for the positive in the example King gave 50 years ago during the Civil Rights struggle.
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Stirring words from local ministers during Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast charged listeners to be courageous in making change and standing up for equality, marching orders that some people took to heart for the local community.