Wake Forest, NC: Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Community Celebration is Jan. 21, Enter by Jan. 11

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Town of Wake Forest, North Carolina logo

Several local churches and community organizations will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a virtual livestream program on Thursday, January 21, 2021, starting at 6:30pm. Area residents are invited to watch the livestream via the Friendship Chapel Baptist Church Facebook page.

The evening’s theme will center around one of Dr. King’s messages: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” In the spirit of the event theme, the Wake Forest MLK Committee is offering creative performance, writing and art competitions for students in Wake Forest and Rolesville-area schools.

The 2021 contest entries may involve creative performance, writing, or art based on the theme. Complete contest rules and information, along with the online contest entry form is available at here. The deadline for contest entries is Monday, January 11, 2021.

The competition winners will be recognized during the January 21 program. Due to COVID-19, only the contest winners and their parents will be permitted to attend.

Local groups contributing to the celebration include:

  • Wake Forest Human Relations Council
  • Friendship Chapel Baptist Church
  • Heritage Baptist Church, Wake Forest Baptist Church
  • Kingdom Family International Church

Other supporters include:

  • Faith Tabernacle United Holy Church
  • Corinth UCC
  • New Bethel Rolesville
  • Olive Branch Baptist Church
  • Wake Forest Methodist Church
  • Wake Forest Optimist Club
  • Kiwanis Club of Wake Forest

For more information, contact Margo Grant at 919.435.7101.


Source: Bill Crabtree, Town of Wake Forest

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