Volume 16, Number 2
Several local churches and community organizations will sponsor a free public celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, Jan. 18. The event will take place at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road.
Area residents are invited to attend the observance, beginning with a light meal at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m.
The evening’s theme will center around one of Dr. King’s messages: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” In the spirit of the event theme, the Martin Luther King Committee is offering creative performance, writing and art competitions for students in Wake Forest and Rolesville area schools. The competition winners will be recognized during the program.
Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to local graduating seniors.
Local groups contributing to the celebration include the Wake Forest Human Relations Council, Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, Heritage Baptist Church, Wake Forest Baptist Church and Kingdom Family International Church. Other supporters include Faith Tabernacle United Holy Church, Corinth UCC, New Bethel Rolesville, Olive Branch Baptist Church, Wake Forest Methodist Church, the Wake Forest Optimist Club and the Kiwanis Club of Wake Forest.
For more information, contact Margo Grant at 908-672-8115.