Utica, NY (WIBX) - Two local groups are working together to honor a former community leader.

The Hope Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and the Utica Kiwanis Club are sponsoring the second annual James Blackshear Memorial Prayer Luncheon.

Those wishing to attend the event, scheduled for January 25th at the Radisson Hotel, in Utica, are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time.

The cost to attend is $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight.

For more information on the event or to register, call David Mathis at 798-5908.