MLK to be honored in Middlesboro


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The Friends of Lincoln School Inc. will host its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. official holiday services on Jan. 17 and 18. The theme for the two-day event is “Do You Want the Results Without Paying the Price?”

On Sunday, a march will begin at the Middlesboro city parking Lot to the Church of the True Living God of Holiness, at 2:30 p.m.

All ministers, veterans, soldiers and government leaders are asked to lead the march. If you are unable to walk, join the caravan following the marchers and bring your motor vehicle, perhaps giving a senior citizen a ride with you. There are plans to have a van available for those that cannot physically march. Organizers want to continue the march for justice, and hope each of you will join in.

The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday church service will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday at The Church of the True Living God of Holiness (The Revival Center), located on 20th Street in Middlesboro. Music for the afternoon will be provided by The Church of the True Living God of Holiness Choir, and the messenger will be Rev. Ronnie Hampton. Rev. Hampton has served as the mayor of Lynch, and the Lexington Herald-Leader nominated then Mayor Hampton as one of Kentucky’s Most Intriguing Newsmakers of 2009. Along with previously holding the office of mayor, Rev. Hampton is the pastor of the Greater Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Lynch and is a retired supervisor of the Harlan Office of Mine Safety and Licensing.

Mr. Wallace R. Wade Sr., president of Friends of Lincoln School, Inc., invites and encourages everyone to attend.

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