MLK Community Dinner brings together good food, great fellowship

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebrations got off to a tasty start on Jan. 14 with the Community Fellowship Dinner at New Providence Presbyterian Church.

Steve Musick, associate pastor for outreach and pastoral care, said the event always falls at the beginning of the week before Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and has been going on for more than 10 years.

“It’s a fellowship, a partnership. It’s relaxing, it’s fun, and it’s intimate. It’s people sharing -- young people, kids, old folks, every race there is in Blount County,” he said. “It’s a good way to start the week.”

Musick said the church provides the ham and everything else is potluck. “And is it good cooking! Some of best kitchens in Blount County bring their best,” he said.

Musick said announcements are made and then everyone plays games. “Even the games have a point of helping us cross boundaries to get to know each other in ways we don’t know,” he said. “It’s always a real upbeat, fun thing to do.”

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