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MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon host candlight march

Posted by Raye Kimberlin on January 16, 2015 at 11:10 AM

MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon host candlight march

Contributed By: Sue KIESEWETTER | Enquirer contributor

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A candlelight march is being added to the 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance in Lebanon on Jan. 19.

"We invite the community to gather at Bethel A.M.E. Church to participate in our first MLK March as we light the way to peace,'' said Raye Kimberlin, spokesperson for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition of Lebanon.

The march will leave the church, 111 N. Cherry St., at 6 p.m. The group will march down Cherry to E. Silver, south on Broadway, east on Mulberry and south on East Street to St. Patrick's Episcopal Church.

At St. Patrick's, there will be a musical program that begins at 7 p.m. It features the Middletown Mass choir, a classical performance by Peg Allen and Jan Rydalch, music by Pastor Tom Giron and dances by the urban dance group, Street Angelz Christian.

Students of the Lebanon City Schools will be honored for their participation in the MLK Essay Contest sponsored by the Lebanon Optimist Club. The coalition will also announce its Drum Major of Service Award recipients to community leaders and organizations.

In conjunction with the celebration, hunger will be the focus of the 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project.

Community members are being asked to donate canned goods and other non-perishable food items at three locations to benefit the Lebanon Food Pantry, Kimberlin said

Food can be dropped off at the following Lebanon locations:

*Bethel A.M.E. Church, 111 N. Cherry St., 3-6 p.m.

*St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 232 N. Main St., 6-8 p.m.

*Liberty Tax Service, 726 E. Main St., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Information: www.mlklebanon.org

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