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January 6, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Unity set for Jan. 15


Martin Luther King, Jr.The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Unity event is scheduled for Sunday, January 15 from 4-5 p.m. in the Brown Center at Cowley College.

This years’ program will feature music from the Arkansas City Magic Voices Show Choir and Delphia Jennings and a special music video dedicated to Dr. King. The event will also include the presentation of the Joe B. Avery Community Spirit Award and a unique solo act performance by Mr. Robert Young, former Cowley student and currently the youth pastor at the Madison Avenue Church of Christ in Wichita. Mary Beth Byers will sing the national anthem and Wes Brantley will lead the pledge of allegiance.

The Celebration is a gathering of song, praise, fellowship, and tribute. It is free and open to the public. The Celebration is sponsored by the Arkansas City Human Relations Commission whose mission is to promote good will in the community. A reception will follow immediately in the Earle N. Wright Community Room in the Brown Center and refreshments will be served by the Arkansas City Soroptimist Organization.

For more information about the event, contact Sue Saia at 620-441-5274.