Several local churches and community organizations are sponsoring a free, public celebration to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, Jan. 19. The event will take place 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.
Dr. Earl C. Johnson, founder of The Success Dream Center, LLC will be the featured speaker. The evening’s theme will center around one of Dr. King’s messages: “The time is always right to do what is right.”
In the spirit of the event theme, the Martin Luther King Committee is offering creative performance, writing and art competitions for students in Wake Forest and Rolesville-area schools. The competition winners will be recognized during the program.
Local groups contributing to the celebration include the Wake Forest Human Relations Council, Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, Heritage Baptist Church, Wake Forest Baptist Church and Wakefield Family Church. Other supporters include Faith Tabernacle United Holy Church, Corinth UCC, New Bethel Rolesville, Olive Branch Baptist Church, Wake Forest Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club of Wake Forest.
For more information, contact Margo Grant at 908-672-8115.