MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in conjunction with Kenyon College and the Knox County community, will host the 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15, from 9-11 a.m., in Foster Hall inside Ariel Arena on the MVNU campus. With the theme “Racial Reconciliation through the Lens of Dr. King’s Legacy,” the breakfast and program will feature speaker Rev. Scott Elliott, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. This event is free and open to the public. The annual event is sponsored by The MLK Legacy Committee, Kenyon College and MVNU.

The morning’s program will also include breakfast, presentation of the 2018 Beulah Apostolic Award, the MLK Essay contest recipients and First-Knox National Bank Book Award winners.

There will be special musical guests and community responses from MVNU President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, Kenyon College President Dr. Sean Decatur, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard K. Mavis and Gambier Mayor Kachen Kimmel.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lorie Shults at Kenyon College, 740-427-5846, or Jim Singletary at MVNU, 740-397-9000 ext. 4606. The reservation deadline is Jan. 12.

 

 

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