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Ridgeway celebrates MLK Day

First Posted: 8:20 am - January 29th, 2016

By Virginia Schafer - For The Herald Independent



The Youth Choir from Mt. Pisgah performed prior to the march held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Virginia Schafer | For The Herald Independent
Alvin Wilson and Kendis Green from the Geiger Elementary School Readers recapped the life of King from his birth in Atlanta in 1929 to his assignation in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
Virginia Schafer | For The Herald Independent
Even though the weather registered not much above freezing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many participants and well-wishers were on hand for the event.
Virginia Schafer | For The Herald Independent
The Town of Ridgeway hosted the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day walk that started at the Century House in historic Ridgeway.
Virginia Schafer | For The Herald Independent
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RIDGEWAY — The Town of Ridgeway hosted the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day walk and even though the weather registered not much above freezing, many participants and well-wishers were on hand for the event that started at the Century House in historic Ridgeway.

This year’s theme was “Still Moving Forward” taken from a speech made by King in April 1960, when he spoke at Spelman College in Sisters Chapel.

“If you cannot fly, then run; if you cannot run, then walk; if you cannot walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

King’s vision was of a new a new world and beloved community for the children, the future.

The program opened with a prayer by the Rev. M.D. Connor from Aimwell Presbyterian Church. The Youth Choir from Mt. Pisgah continued the blessing with a song.

Mayor Charlene Herring welcomed guests and introduced other distinguished visitors who included Rep. MaryGail Douglas, Councilman Dan Ruff and Sheriff Will Montgomery.

Alvin Wilson and Kendis Green from the Geiger Elementary School Readers recapped the life of King from his birth in Atlanta in 1929 to his assignation in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

After the emotional presentations and closing prayer, walkers marched and buses followed on to Lebanon Presbyterian Church for a moving sermon and refreshments.

The Youth Choir from Mt. Pisgah performed prior to the march held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
http://heraldindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_mlkdaymarchMtPisgahYouth.jpgThe Youth Choir from Mt. Pisgah performed prior to the march held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virginia Schafer | For The Herald Independent

Alvin Wilson and Kendis Green from the Geiger Elementary School Readers recapped the life of King from his birth in Atlanta in 1929 to his assignation in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
http://heraldindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_mlkdaymarchGeigerReaders.jpgAlvin Wilson and Kendis Green from the Geiger Elementary School Readers recapped the life of King from his birth in Atlanta in 1929 to his assignation in Memphis on April 4, 1968. Virginia Schafer | For The Herald Independent

Even though the weather registered not much above freezing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many participants and well-wishers were on hand for the event.
http://heraldindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_mlkdaymarchMLKwalk01.jpgEven though the weather registered not much above freezing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many participants and well-wishers were on hand for the event. Virginia Schafer | For The Herald Independent

The Town of Ridgeway hosted the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day walk that started at the Century House in historic Ridgeway.
http://heraldindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_mlkdaymarchMLKwalk02.jpgThe Town of Ridgeway hosted the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day walk that started at the Century House in historic Ridgeway. Virginia Schafer | For The Herald Independent

By Virginia Schafer

For The Herald Independent

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