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MLK celebrations start Friday
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• 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16: Love-It Productions presents “We are the change that we seek” at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro. The host pastor is Rev. Fredrick McIver.
• 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17: Annual leadership breakfast at the Old Dorchester Center in Midway.
• 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17: Evening youth explosion and poster winner announcement at First Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Riceboro. The host pastor is Rev. Fredrick McIver.
• Sunday, Jan. 18: Worship services, MLK celebration of remembrance and praise at local churches.
• Monday, Jan. 19: MLK city parade and commemorative service in Hinesville.
The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association has announced its schedule for Martin Luther King Observance Day events later this month.
MLK festivities are set for Jan. 16-19. The events will promote individual and corporate responsibility to fulfill the dreams and ideals of King and others, said Rev. Alvin Jackson, the president of the Liberty County MLK Observance Association.  
Jackson said the community has always been supportive of the events, and he hopes more people will come out this year.
The celebration will feature a theatrical production by Liberty County Commissioner Donald Lovette, a youth night and a leadership breakfast. It will close with a parade and commemorative service Jan. 19 at Bradwell Institute’s gym.
Local organizations, businesses and churches are expected to participate in the parade. Over the years, both the parade and the commemorative service have attracted hundreds of people from all over the county,
Jackson said.  
Hesaid last year’s theatrical production, youth night and leadership breakfast brought in a record crowd of supporters and participants.  
“We hope to garner more and more support as people see the need to not only come together, but change their own worlds,” said Jackson.

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