On Thursday, March 19, 2015, the East Dallas Boys & Girls Club hosted its annual Oratorical Contest. The program is usually themed around Black History Month and held in February. However, due to inclement weather, the event was postponed in March. Boys & Girls Clubs participants came out in big numbers. Members from Oak Cliff BGC, Paul L. Dunbar Elementary with the Center for a New Generation, Mesquite BGC, Pinnacle Prep BGC, Grand Prairie BGC and East Dallas BGC represented their respective Clubs. Categories included ages 6-9, ages 10-12 and ages 13 and up and were judged by BGCD professionals. Members performed poems of various lengths. The competition even had members who performed in sign language and Spanish. The event was a great success and the judges and members had a great time!