MLK events cover three days

Jan. 18, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated locally in a number of special observances and services today through Tuesday.

Schools and government offices will be closed on Monday to mark the occasion.

The Vance County Ministers’ Alliance will host a special program at Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church, 511 Orange St. in Henderson, at 4 p.m. today.

Today’s other programs are linked to churches.

At St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, an 11 a.m. service is planned. The Inez area community of Warren County will celebrate MLK Jr. Day at 3 p.m. at Shocco Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. And the Warren County 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance will be held at 4 p.m. at Greenwood Baptist Church in Warrenton.

Monday events are scheduled throughout the Tri-County.

At 8:30 a.m., the Spring Street Missionary Baptist will be the setting for an MLK Jr. Memorial Breakfast sponsored by the Rho Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

At 8 a.m., the Granville County Human Relations Commission will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship and Breakfast at Oxford Baptist Church, 147 Main Street. Oxford Mayor Jackie Sergent will be the speaker.

At noon, state Sen. Angela Bryant will be the speaker at a commemorative service at Ridgeway Missionary Baptist Church, 156 Wycoff Road in Norlina.

At 5 p.m., the Oxford-Granville Martin Luther King Celebration Committee will present a program to honor King’s life and legacy in the Northern Granville Middle School auditorium. N.C. Rep. Nathan Baskerville will speak on the theme, “Answering King’s Call.”

Tuesday at 2, the Vance County Senior Center will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a program that addresses King’s core beliefs. The “I Have A Dream” speech will be recited by minister Milton Bennett and Baskerville is scheduled to speak. Music will be provided by the Kerr-Vance Academy Show Choir.

 

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