The 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration sponsored by the First Zion/Bethesda Outreach Ministries is Monday at 10 a.m. at Saint James CME Church. This year’s program is intended to keep King’s dream alive through a celebration of faith, love and hope, organizers said.
“People of all color and faith are invited to join us in this celebration,” Bishop R. L. Darden, director of First Zion/Bethesda Outreach Ministries said. “Our guest speaker for this great occasion will be Rev. Keith Moore. We are also serving a special dinner right after the service; all are welcome.”
The ministires will also be honoring community members who continue to make a difference through their service to the residents of LaGrange and surrounding areas. LaGrange City Council member W. T. Edmondson, LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar, Hogansville Police Chief Moses Ector and Lanett, Ala., Mayor Oscar Crawley will be honored.
In addition, a tribute will be given to honor the memory of Mary Boykin in celebration of her contributions to the community during her lifetime.
“We have to thank the Community Bank and Trust for being the major sponsor of this event,” Darden said. “They are helping us keep Dr. King’s dream alive in the city of LaGrange.”
For additional information, contact Bishop R.L. Darden at 706-881-4226.