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Martin Luther King Day Celebration

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Please join us for our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Event:                         Raytown MLK Celebration

Date:                          Sunday, January 18, 2015

Time:                          3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Location:                    Graceway  5460 Blue Ridge Cut-Off, Kansas City, MO  64133

Organizers:                Barker Memorial Cathedral of Praise ? Graceway ?Raytown Chamber of Commerce ? Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance ? City of Raytown Human Relations Commission

Event Contact:          Pat Jackson  816-820-4746

Program Highlights

  • This will be the 18th annual MLK Celebration in Raytown to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, build community and help others!
  • Keynote speaker will be John Wiley of The River Church
  • Raytown City Mayor David Bower will issue a Proclamation
  • A dramatic reading of King’s “I have a dream” speech by 8 community members, including the Raytown Chief of Police, Jim Lynch.
  • Winners of the “MLK Today” essay contest will be announced. Students were charged to propose a project that would further Dr. King’s vision in our own community today.  Graceway will donate up to $3,000 and 1,000 volunteer hours to implement the winning project.  The winning student will receive a Google Nexus 7 Tablet.
  • Maxine “Queen Mother” McFarlane will bring down the house with her annual rendition of “Pass it On”
  • A Community Choir drawn from the faith communities across Raytown will participate.
  • Other faith and civic leaders will participate.

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