Moore Heritage Festival Attended by 2012 Public Defender Candidate

The 9th Annual Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities
April 17-21, 2012

Ken Rhoden attended the festival in Mims on Saturday, April 21.  The crowd enjoyed the festival and all the activities including live entertainment, health fair, food & craft vendors, and tours of the Moore Family Home replica.  The Moore Heritage Festival is presented by The Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc. and was held at the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park (Freedom Avenue, Mims, FL).   Ken extends his thanks to everyone who stopped to say hello and offer their congratulations on his recent qualification by petition.

Information from the festival website:
Mission Statement
The Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities strives to promote awareness, appreciation, and celebration of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore’s lives and their unique contributions to the early civil rights movement; the preservation of African American culture and local heritage; and creation of a family-oriented atmosphere.
Vision Statement
To educate and enlighten local, national, and international visitors by exploring the legacy of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore and other local contributors to history and culture through the Arts and Humanities.
Values
Justice, Unity, Education, Change, Equality

The Women's Center Hosts Workshop, Your 2012 Brevard Public Defender Election Candidate Volunteers to Speak on Legal Issues

FROM THE WOMEN’S CENTER FACEBOOK UPDATE:

The Women’s Center is hosting a workshop on the Legal Aspects of Divorce and Separation. The workshop will be Saturday, May 5 from 10am-Noon. Cost is $10, please RSVP. Attorney Ken Rhoden explains the legal rights of parties involved in separation or divorce. Includes fault/no fault divorce, spousal and child support, property settlement agreements, custody and visitation, distribution of property and retirement benefits. To RSVP or for more information contact the Women’s Center at 321.242.3110.

Ken Rhoden is a regular volunteer / workshop presenter for The Women’s Center.  Offering his extensive experience in family law in this way is just another example of his commitment to the community.  “Any domestic issues are upsetting to the family unit and in such times it is important that those involved have the information they need to make the decisions that are best for their families.” says Ken, adding, “These workshops are just one small thing I can do to give back to my community.

Brevard County Public Defender Candidate Supports 2012 Stand Down

View page about Ken attending the 17th Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down (2012).

Your Brevard County Public Defender 2012 Election Candidate Attends Local Prayer Walk

On Friday, April 6, Good Friday, Ken participated in a community Prayer Walk. This event was termed the Good Friday Ecumenical Prayer Walk and brought song and prayer to places of importance and also places where those who may suffer as Jesus suffered gather.

The walking group was well over 100 and gathered at the starting place, Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The service folder from the walk explains the various locations where the group stopped to sing and pray. This is taken from that folder:

Our Lady of Lourdes Church and School and City Hall are locations that represent all of the faith, educational, and political institutions in our world.
The Veterans Transitional Facility is a “temporary shelter for homeless veterans and their immediate family. The purpose of the facility is to provide for the immediate needs of homeless veterans while permitting them to search for work, and once employed, to sve enough money to acquire living quarters and transportation. It is operated by The Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard non-profit.
Daily Bread soup kitchen is a lifeline for over 4,200 men, women, and children in our community each year. Serving between 200 and 250 people daily, the kitchen is open seven days a week, 365 days a year providing a hot mid-day meal plus hygienic services including a shower, laundry, and mail service to anyone in need.
His Place Ministries is a multi-faceted church and outreach ministry designed to touch lives with the love of Christ. His Place offers hope and healing to the hurting and wounded from all walks of life. This church provides a vehicle of service to those who would minister God’s love to people in need.
The Railroad Tracks represent our encounter with the plight of victims of human trafficking, migrants, refugees, and internally-displace persons in our world.

After the event Ken said, “This walk was an opportunity to fellowship with others and also bring light and hope to those who may have unmet needs. It was both humbling and uplifting.”  Ken was fortunate to have friends and family attend including his Pastor from Advent Lutheran Church.  Here are some photos and a video showing (in part) the huge crowd as they walk by City Hall.

Ken is a candidate for the Office of Public Defender of Brevard County 2012. Please vote for your Brevard County Candidtes on August 14, 2012.

Video taken by Ken as the Prayer Walk passed Melbourne City Hall. (view all Ken’s videos on You Tube.)

You can read more about the event on the Florida Today site.
Or watch videos from Florida Today.

Ken, Your Brevard County Public Defender Election Candidate, Attends Moon River

The Indialantic Rotary Club held their 10th Annual Moon River, Music & Magic event on the beautiful campus of Florida Institute of Technology (aka Florida Tech) on Saturday night (March 31). This is a long running event for the Rotary and is focused on raising money to support local students.

This year Moon River featured a silent auction, games, food, bluegrass music, and a special presentation by FIT’s own band, “Twitchy” featuring FIT’s president, Dr. Anthony Catanese,  Winston Scott (former astronaut & Dean, Office of the Senior Vice President for External Relations), and these esteemed faculty members:  Alan Rosiene, Ivica Kostanic, Fred Ham, Cliff Bragdon, Jamie Younkin, Tom Waite, Kevin Johnson and Susan Earles.  (see the videos of Twitchy below, they rock!)

The event was a huge success!  I was happy to attend and support both my home Rotary Club and the local students who will benefit from the funds raised at the Moon River, Music & Magic event.


Ken Rhoden is a Brevard County Public Defender election candidate – Please vote in the primary on August 14, 2012.