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For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2014
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Commissioner Edmonson celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and her granddaughter, Bianca, participate in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

MIAMI, FL – Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 20, 2014 by participating in the annual parade held in his honor on North West 54 Street which runs through the heart of Liberty City and Brownsville in District 3. After the parade, she was joined by Paco Vélez, CEO of Feeding South Florida; Alfredo Mesa, Vice President of the Miami Marlins; members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Miami-Dade County Boot Camp Department of Corrections, Miami-Dade County Ambassador Program, the Elks Lodge, International Laborers Union, Miami Dade Young Democrats, the Miami-Dade Public Housing Dept. and a host of volunteers to distribute 450 boxes.  Each box weighed 15 lbs. and contained 21 items of canned meats, vegetables, fruits and other health items to supplement seniors’ diets. Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts.

Photos by Marta Martinez-Aleman/Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson's Office