Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration – Jan. 21

Presented by the Community Coalition for Social Justice and Main Street Morgantown. Admission is free, but CCSJ asks that those attending bring donations for the Scott’s Run Settlement House Backpack Feeding Program that provides food for area school children over the weekend. Sample foods needed are graham crackers, animal crackers, cereal boxes, fruit snacks, Jell-O, ravioli soup, and applesauce.

There will be music in the lobby before the event. Mayor Bill Kawecki will welcome the audience. The Flying Colors, Morgantown Community Orchestra, Mylan Park Elementary School Choir, and Morgantown Children’s Choir will perform, and the winners of the NAACP-Greater St. Paul AME Church Multimedia Essay Contest will share their essays. Janis-Rozena Peri will sing one of Dr. King’s favorite songs, “If I Can Help Someone,” and Jeremy Thomas will be reading a story about Dr. King as a boy.

The program begins at 2:00 p.m.