Friday, January 9, 2009

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Press Release

NAACP to host the Second Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham County and Staunton NAACP Branches will host the “Second Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration” at First Baptist Church, 611 Broad Street, Harrisoburg, VA on Mon., Jan. 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. An enlightening and informative program has been planned to honor this man of God, who fought to acquire peace and equality for all.

Rev. Michael Turner of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Staunton, VA will bring Reflections. Music will be rendered by the Voices of Praise of First Baptist Church, under the direction of Rev. C.E.Williams. We are honored to have Rev. Derek Parson, the former associate pastor of Asbury UM Church of Harrisonburg, to give his recitation of Dr. King’s famous speech “I Have a Dream”. Please come out and support this endeavor. A reception will follow the Service.

Elaine T. Blakey, Press and Publicity and Chanda McGruffin, Pres. of Staunton NAACP are chairpersons. Beverly Banks is Pres. of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Branch. This service is open to the general public.

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