Sunday, May 23, 2010

Free Hot Dogs in Memory of Fallen Activist

Get your hot dogs today at Centennial Park!

Posted by: Noel Jones

Check out this Express Times article for info on a hot dog cookout today in Centennial Park, thrown by the family of Khaliq Al-Shabazz, an Easton business owner who became a community activist after finding himself on the wrong side of the law. Five years ago, Khaliq was killed after moving to Florida, and his murder still remains a mystery. His sister, West Ward resident Tricia Alford, and family have decided after five years of mourning to  commemorate the anniversary of this death by celebrating the work he did in the community, and by doing something he did often--reaching out to troubled neighborhoods by holding free hot dog cookouts. It is sad to see the loss of someone who turned his life around and decided to engage so fully in his community, but terrific that Khaliq's family has decided to continue to share his spirit in a community event. Hopefully the weather will hold! The cookout will be at Centennial Park, on 12th and Ferry Streets today, from 2:00 - 6:00pm today.

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