Prayer breakfast cancelled; MLK Day of Celebration organizers urge volunteerism to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BRIDGEVILLE – Due to scheduled construction and renovations at Heritage Shores Country Club, the MLK Day of Celebration Prayer Breakfast will not be held this year.

Organizers of the MLK Day of Celebration urge those who are able to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a day of volunteer service to the community on January 18, 2016.

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The MLK Day of Celebration committee extends thanks to everyone for their continued support, and looks forward to resuming the annual prayer breakfast in 2017.

Celebration in Lewes, Georgetown

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Organization, Sussex County, Inc. invites the public to participate in the 24th Annual Commemorative Weekend Celebration in honor of the civil rights leader on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.

The morning festivities will begin with a parade in Lewes at 11 a.m. followed by a banquet at the Cheer Center on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown at 4:30 p.m.

The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Donald Morton, founder of Complexities of Color, from Wilmington.

The celebration will conclude on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 with a community worship service at Trinity Faith Christian Center, 15516 New Road, Lewes, at 10 a.m.

Apostle Ivory Hopkins from Pilgrim’s Ministry of Deliverance in Georgetown will bring the Message accompanied by The Call (choir) from Friendship United Methodist Church in Millsboro.

This year’s theme is “Finding Balance in a Judgmental Society.”

Banquet tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children age 12 and under. Advance sales only. No tickets sold at the door.

For more information call: Janie Miller 227-3118, Don Peterson 963-1871 or Wayne Paskins 227-8738

For parade information call: Alphonso Miller 227-3531

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