Join the Wake Forest community at the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration, Thursday, January 24th, 2019, at 6 p.m., at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road.
From the website:
Several local churches and community organizations are coming together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a free, public celebration on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road.
Area residents are invited to attend the observance, beginning with a light meal at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m.
The event’s theme will center around one of King’s messages: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that! Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
The MLK Committee is offering a slate of contests for students in the Wake Forest/Rolesville schools to recognize the talents of students in our schools. The contest consists of performances (dancing, singing or speaking), writing (essays and poetry) and art (drawing and painting). The contests are based on this year’s theme.
Local groups contributing to and supporting the celebration:
- Wake Forest Human Relations Council
- Friendship Chapel Baptist Church
- Heritage Baptist Church
- Wake Forest Baptist Church and Kingdom Family International Church
- Faith Tabernacle United Holy Church
- Corinth UCC
- New Bethel Rolesville
- Olive Branch Baptist Church
- Wake Forest Methodist Church
- Wake Forest Optimist Club and the Kiwanis Club of Wake Forest
More MLK Day events around the Triangle: