HERO 2016 Breakfast Review
And a great time was had by all!
HERO’s annual fundraising breakfast was once again a resounding success in 2016 as more than 350 friends, family members and other well-wishers flocked to the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Hall in Brooklyn on April 16th for several hours of food and fun in support of a worthy cause. Attendees were treated to a smorgasbord of delectable culinary delights from across the Caribbean and Latin American region, amid a celebratory atmosphere enhanced by musical and artistic performances with a decidedly Caribbean flavor.
Following brief opening remarks by Board Members KenrickCort and Dr. John Mitchell, and an opening prayer by Pastor Errol Lewis, the Chronicle Atlantic Symphony Steel Orchestra took to the stage as attendees feasted on a scrumptious breakfast buffet including such staples as roti and curry, bakes with ackee and salt fish (bacalao), and an assortment of beverages including sorrel, ginger beer and tropical fruit juices. Exhilarating performances by the Maize and Paris Dance Troupes were received with enthusiastic applause, as were live musical interludes by saxophonist Zachary Clarke and Folk Music Maestro Jeggae.
HERO’s annual breakfast is one of two signature events held each year to raise funds for the non-profit, humanitarian organization; the other major event is our annual Awards Presentation and Gala.