MLK Day events set for Monday

Published 8:11 am Tuesday, January 9, 2018

For the 36th year, community leaders will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr next week.

The annual event will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church on South Main Street.

Martin Luther King Day Committee co-chair Missy Adams said the event will begin at 10 a.m. with breakfast in the church’s fellowship hall. There will be several performances including the jazz band and chorus from George Rogers Clark High School and The Men of Haith.

Martha Miller, the chief deputy clerk in the Clark Circuit Clerk’s office will deliver the keynote address around the theme of “Together we win with love for humanity.”

Several community awards presented during the event as well.

The event should conclude around 2 p.m. with a march down Main Street from the church to the Clark County Courthouse, she said.

Last year’s event attracted around 200 people, Adams said.

“If the weather’s good, we’ll have that many this time,” she said.

The event is free to the community.

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