Monday, January 20 is a day to celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Locally, residents will have an opportunity to come together for 
inspiring music and words at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Unity Breakfast which will begin at 8:30 a.m. January 20 at the 
ASPIRE Center.
    The breakfast is sponsored by Pleasant View Baptist Church, and a 
host of community partners have been working together to plan the event.
    "The purpose of this Unity Breakfast is to learn more about black 
history associated with Wayne County families and to commemorate the 
life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," said Brother Phillip 
Duncan, pastor at Pleasant View Baptist Church. "The breakfast 
initiates the King Day commemoration about Dr. King, his work, his 
dream and his legacy. Our hope is that the breakfast instills in the 
hearts and minds of the people in this community that we can live, 
work and grow together in perfect harmony."
    Reverend Yusef Franklin, pastor of the South Maple Street First 
Baptist Church in Somerset, will be the guest speaker for the breakfast.
    Franklin will also be the speaker for the community event planned in 
Somerset on Sunday, January 19 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.
    Somerset Community College will host its annual Unity Breakfast on 
Friday, January 17 at 8:30 a.m.
    The speaker will be Dr. Timothy Bernard Forde, EKU Vice Provost for 
Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer.
    Duncan hopes to see a large crowd attend next Monday's breakfast at 
the ASPIRE Center.
    The event has grown each year, and organizers expect that to continue.
    Everyone is invited to attend.
    The Monticello Lions Club will prepare a pancake breakfast.
    There is no charge for the breakfast.


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