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Valley Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations - WFMJ

Valley organizations are inviting the community to join them in celebrating the life and civil rights accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Below are a list of confirmed events open to the public.

January, 18:

Youngstown, 3:30 p.m. – Celebration and Community Worship. Tabernacle Baptist Church in Youngstown.

Warren, 6 pm. – “One New Man” Community Worship Service. Patricipating organizations: Trumbull Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Trumbull County Community of Christians and Evangelical Ministers Fellowship. Greater Apostolic Faith Church at 3571 Tod Ave., NW Warren.

January 19:

Youngstown, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Volunteer Community Cleanup sponsored by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.Volunteers are to gather near Taft Elemtary School to help clean up blighted vacant homes in the area.

Youngstown, 8:30 a.m. to noon – Community Workshop, “Civil Rights Fifty Years Later: Remembering What is Civil and Doing What is Right.” First Presbyterian Church on Wick Avenue.

Farrell, Noon – “Day of Remembrance.” Hosted at the City of Farrell Municipal Building by the Shenango Valley Urban League to honor the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community is invited. Guest speaker will be Rev. Jeannette Hubbard.

Hubbard,1 p.m. – “The Educational Dream is Alive” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration. The“Trailblazer Award” will be presented to Jan Adams of Youngstown City Schools and the public is invited to attend this free event and luncehon. Hosted by The Donald Lockett V.F.W. Post 6488 and Ladies Auxillary. Held at the Donald Lockett Post 6488 located at 2065 Coitsville-Hubbard Road.

February 1:

Youngstown, 2:30 p.m. – Dedication of bronze Martin Luther King, Jr. sculpture and“Black History Month” program. The Butler Art Institute will dedicate a 300-pound bronze sculpture of Dr. King created by scupter John Wilson in 1982. The afternoon program is open to the public at no cost. Featured speakers include Dr. Louis Zona, WFMJ's own Madonna Chism Pickard and Reverand Wiliam King of Price Memorial AME Zion Church. A performance by the Price Memorial Choir will also be featured.

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