On May 6, the Maryland Unified Licensee Beverage Association (MULBA) held its annual Urban Expo Trade Show at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore. Distributors of popular non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages previewed their products and honored those persons who have contributed to the distribution of the organization’s message to combat drunk driving and underage drinking and smoking.

A prominent recipient of the Dr. Louise Jones Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award was Richard Street, former lead singer and founder of the famed Temptations. “This is one of the most exciting events in Baltimore. Everyone looks forward to it,” Dr. Louise Jones Johnson, president of MULBA, said in a statement.

MULBA is celebrating 52 years of heritage achievement through education. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the STOP Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking and Smoking Campaign. This event is held in conjunction with the Maryland Beverage Association Community Development Corporation, a 501c3 charitable organization.