Mid-Missourians Set to Honor MLK Day

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MID-MISSOURI - Mid-Missourians will have various opportunities to honor the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Monday.


From 8 a.m. to noon, St. Luke's United Methodist Church will host the "Poor Man's Breakfast." Everyone is invited to attend for biscuits, potatoes, turkey sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee.

At 11 a.m., the NAACP will have its annual observance at the MLK Memorial with a motorcade to the Second Missionary Baptist Church. A free community lunch will be offered after the motorcade.

And Columbia Parks & Recreation will hold its annual candlelight walk Monday night. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. at Douglass High School on Providence Road. Walkers will proceed to a memorial celebration at Second Baptist Church. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will recognize members of the community with Dr. King awards.

Jefferson City

St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City is sponsoring its ninth annual "Reignite the Vision" event. It starts at 2 p.m. at the health center's assembly hall. The event includes a presentation by Rev. Charles R. Jackson and music from Lincoln University's vocal ensemble.

Events will continue throughout the week with MU's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Lecture on Tuesday and Judge Glenda Hatchett will speak at the Missouri Theatre on Wednesday.