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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated in Cape

Jan 15, 2013 -- 6:00am

Cape Girardeau will see multiple events in the coming week to honor the memory and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday will mark what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 84th birthday.  Events this month, sponsored by the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City-Wide Celebration Committee are free to those who would like to attend. Cape Central Junior High hosts the 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at 7 pm the 17th.  The 23rd annual Community Celebration at St. James AME Church on North St in Cape will be at 6 p.m. on the 20th.  The Salvation Army, at 701 Good Hope, will feature a memorial breakfast at 8 am, a prayer service at 11:30 am, and a Humanitarian Luncheon Benefit at noon on January 21st.  While admission to the breakfast and luncheon is free, reservations are required by Jan. 20, by calling 979-0213.  Donations of canned goods, other nonperishable food items, toiletries and school supplies are requested—to benefit local food pantries, charities and the Boys and Girls Club.

List of events from 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City-Wide Celebration Committee:

 

The 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, 7 p.m. Jan. 17, at Cape Central Junior High School.

The 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, 6 p.m. Jan. 20, at St. James AME Church, 516 North St.

At the Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St:  The 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast with the Rev. Rodney Moody as keynote speaker, 8 a.m. Jan. 21.  Prayer Service For Our Nation., 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21.  The 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Luncheon Benefit with keynote speaker Rev. Joseph Cotton, noon Jan. 21.  While admission to the breakfast and luncheon is free, reservations are required by Jan. 20, by calling 979-0213.

The 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Gala, 4 p.m. Jan. 21, at West Park Mall Center Court next to J.C. Penney.

Southeast Missouri State University will host the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner at 6 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the Show Me Center. The event is part of the university's 2012-2013 Speakers Series. Grammy-winning artist and philanthropist John Legend will present the keynote address.  Individual dinner tickets and tables are available through the university's Office of Equity & Diversity Issues. Dinner tickets are $18 each, and tables of eight are $130. Individual speaker-only tickets may be purchased for $10 apiece. These tickets will have a later arrival time.  Dinner tables and tickets may be purchased by contacting Elizabeth Maldonado at 651-2524 or emaldonado@semo.edu. Speaker-only tickets may be purchased through the Show Me Center box office at 651-5000 or online at www.showmecenter.biz.

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