King Center hosts service to honor Dr. King and community members


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 11:26 am
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Press release submitted by Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Inc.



The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is delighted to invite the community to the Annual Memorial Service and Awards celebration honoring the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., located at 630 Ninth Street in Rock Island.

The event marks 30 years at the King Center, with 500 people anticipated to attend the event, we are excited to debut this event.

This year's theme for the event is "There's still work to be done." Reverend Lance Chaney, formerly of Greater Antioch Baptist Church in Rock Island, and now serves as Senior Pastor at St. John Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, Florida will give the keynote. In addition, the program will include a variety of performances and presentations to honor Dr. King.

One of the biggest honors of the day is to award community members including:
• Youth Essay Awards – several elementary and junior high youth will read their essays
• Tia-Farrah Rice Youth Award – awarded to a youth for volunteer service
• Black Hawk College Scholarship – two year scholarship awarded to a Rock Island High School student
• "I Have A Dream Award" – awarded to a Rock Island citizen for community service



















 



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