MLK Day Offers Americans Opportunity to Unite through Service

MLK Day Offers Americans Opportunity to Unite through Service

MLK Day Offers Americans Opportunity to Unite through Service

Day on Monday, Jan. 16 with a Memorial Walk, a community program at Kynette United Methodist Church and a fellowship meal after the program. To purchase tickets, go to

The school's fifth graders have been hard at work since last month composing essays on topics related to Martin Luther King Jr. for a contest. On his first day there, the shaggy-haired 19-year-old was waiting for a lift in front of the SCLC headquarters on Auburn Avenue when King spotted him and invited Houck home for lunch. Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The grand marshal of the parade will be Minden High School's Boys Head Basketball Coach Rennie Bailey.

The annual march will assemble at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, January 16, at the Martin Luther King Community Center, 209 E. Franklin Street in Alcoa.

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- The U.S. Postal Service will observe Martin Luther King Jr.

Chris Rodgers is the Director of Community and Government relations for Creighton and one of the co-chairs of the MLK celebrations.

The theme for the program this year is "Celebrating yesterday, Embracing Tomorrow". "I hope this challenge encourages young people all across CT to commit to making Dr. King's dream and the dreams of their own a reality".

The celebration committee still has some Martin Luther King Jr.

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Boone will speak Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom. The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Al M. Panu, Chancellor of the University of South Carolina, Beaufort.

The week-long celebration is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, Jan. 15, Wake Forest will host the 12th Annual GospelFest at 3 Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.

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