Charlotte, NC – January 20, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Pat McCrory praised the character building programs of the YMCA at the Greater YMCA of Charlotte’s 20th Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Prayer Breakfast held Monday at the Charlotte Convention Center. The celebration is held in partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee.
Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit McCrorey Family YMCA programs for children and will allow teens to participate in the Y Achievers program. The McCrorey Family YMCA was founded in 1936 to provide learning and leadership development for Charlotte’s African American community.
Governor McCrory said in his welcoming remarks the McCrorey Family YMCA continues to fulfill Dr. King’s dream of building fellowship among people of all races and developing the confidence and character of Charlotte’s youth.
On Friday, the governor also emphasized Dr. King’s call for people to be judged by their character during the annual State Employees’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony.
Mary B. Farrar, a claims investigator in the Department of Public Safety’s Office of Victim Services was presented the Larkins award, which is given to a state employee who best demonstrates the promotion of community and race relations.