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January 11, 2012

Martin Luther King Day observances planned in Lewisburg

Plans have been finalized for the Greenbrier Valley’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, according to organizer Steve Rutledge.

The traditional march from the Greenbrier County Courthouse to the Lewisburg United Methodist Church will get under way at 11 a.m. Monday, followed by a free dinner, catered by The Bakery, in the church’s Wesley Hall.

Immediately after the meal, the UMC’s sanctuary will be the site for an ecumenical service which will feature speakers, musical performances and recognition of essay contest winners.

“We emphasize youth participation,” Rutledge explained. “It’s so important to involve the next generation in Dr. King’s message.”

To that end, the MLK committee sponsored an essay contest this year for fifth and sixth graders in Greenbrier County, who were asked to write about what Dr. King means to them. Participants in the contest will be recognized Monday.

See complete story in Thursday's edition of The Register-Herald.

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