Alert from the Office of Senator Bryant – 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Events

by January 5, 2018

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HALIFAX COUNTY EVENTS

Sunday, January 14th – 3 pm – 5th MLK Wreath Laying Ceremony.  MLK Community Park, Virginia and Wyche Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Sunday, January 14, 2018–4PM 26th Annual Martin Luther King Memorial Concert.

Smith Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 15831 U S 301, Enfield, North Carolina. 27823

Monday, January 15th – Dutch Meal begins at 11:00 am, program begins at 11:45 am –  Halifax County Black Caucus 18th Halifax Countywide Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration – Topic:  Let’s Talk About the Issues: The State of Our State, County and Sexual Harassment & Assault. Dutch Brunch for $12.00, attending youth eat free.  Tillery Community Center, 321 Community Center Road, Halifax (Tillery).  For additional information, contact Gary R. Grant at 252-826-3017 or Marilyn High Harris at 537-6305.  Speakers: The Honorable Chief District Court Judge Brenda Branch and attorney Chrystal Redding Stanback.

Monday, January 15th, 10:00 am – Oak Grove Baptist Church – 14th Annual MLK Parade.  Main Street, Littleton, NC.  Line up at 9:00 am at the post office.

Monday, January 15th, 10:00 am – Oak Grove Baptist Church – Community Agency Display.  Oak Grove Baptist Church, 10614 Hwy 158, Littleton, NC.

Monday, Jan. 15th – Noon – Oak Grove Baptist Church – 16th Annual MLK Celebration Program. Oak Grove Baptist Church, 10614 Hwy 158, Littleton, NC.

Monday, Jan. 15th Oak Grove Baptist Church and Piney Grove Baptist Church – 2018 MLK Community Service Project to Benefit the Roanoke Valley Adult Day Center in Weldon.  They are collecting a variety of art and craft materials.

Monday, Jan. 15th – 1:30pm – Oak Grove Baptist Church – Food Distribution by the Food Bank of C&E NC, Oak Grove Baptist Church, 10614 Hwy 158, Littleton, NC.

NASH COUNTY EVENTS

Monday, January 15, 2018–7:30AM21th Annual MLK – Community Empowerment Alliance – Community Empowerment Breakfast. Franklinton Center at Bricks, US 301 North, Whitakers, NC

Speaker: Rev Victor Wade

Monday, January 15, 2018–9:30AM – Whitakers Community Club – 20th Annual WHITAKERS MLK DAY MOTORCADE & MARCH.  Start at Whitakers Town Park, NW Railroad Street; march ends at Bloomer Hill Community Center.

Monday, January 15, 2018–11 AM28th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration.

Bloomer Hill Community Center, 10065 US 301 North, Whitakers, NC 27891. Keynote Speaker: Honorable Esterine Pitt, Mayor of Whitakers.

ROCKY MOUNT EVENTS

Saturday, January 6th, 9 am – Annual Oratorical Competition. Theatre at the Imperial Centre, 270 Gay St.

Sunday, January 14 – 5:00 pm – Ebenezer Baptist Church – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Candlelight Service.  Theme: “MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here”  Keynote Speaker: Congressman G. K. Butterfield.   Ebenezer Baptist Church, 702 W. Raleigh Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC.

Monday, January 15th, 7 am Breakfast – 8 am Program – 30th Annual Unity Breakfast.

Keynote speaker: Synthia Saint James

Artist and Designer, Saint James’ Artwork has been described as “ebullient” and “bold”. Her works include two United States Postal Services Kwanzaa stamps, released in 1996 and 2016. Her artwork hangs in United States embassies and hospitals throughout the world. Dunn Center for the Performing Arts (on the Campus of NC Wesleyan College). For more info about the event, call 252-972-1181, or visit rockymountnc.gov.

Monday, January 15th – A Day of Service – Following the breakfast there will be an opportunity to serve in the community. In order to participate please call 252-454-1682, 252-972-1181, or email esmith@ncwc.edu.

Saturday, March 3, 12 pm to 4 pm – International Festival of Cultures.  A Celebration of Rock Mounts diverse cultures!  Brown Auditorium (on the Campus of Nash Community College).

 

VANCE COUNTY EVENTS

MLK Community Breakfast sponsored by Rho Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in conjunction with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., – Nu Chi Omega Chapter; Oxford-Henderson Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Vance County Branch of NAACP, and the Henderson-Vance Black Leadership Caucus.

The location of the event is the Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church located at 511 Orange Street, Henderson, North Carolina at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 15, 2018. The speaker for the occasion is Dr. Anthony Jackson, Superintendent of Vance County Schools. The public is invited and e

WARREN COUNTY EVENTS

The Ridgeway Missionary Baptist Church located at 156 Wycoff Road, Ridgeway, North Carolina 27570  will observer Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with service starting at 12:00 Noon on Monday, January 15, 2018

The speaker for the occasion is Judge Adam Keith from the 9th District Court. Music will be rendered by the MLK Choir that is homed based at the Ridgeway Missionary Baptist Church.

The public is invited and encourage is attend.

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