Martin Luther King Celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr Day Lunch Celebration – at Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville Community College will host a lunch event to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. The lunch will begin at noon on Tuesday, January 21st in HCC’s Auditorium Building, Thomas L. Riley Lecture Hall.

Associate Minister at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Cadiz, William E. Ferrell, will be the event’s guest speaker. Ferrell is a second year Human Services major at Hopkinsville Community College. Life’s motto: “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” The topic for the King Birthday celebration is “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Christian Pastor – A Glimpse, of his Life and Spiritual Calling that Fueled His Social Ministry.”

This event is free and open to all. For more information, please contact Elana Stubbs at 270-707-3825.

Martin Luther King, Jr. March and School Challenge

You are invited to the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March and School Challenge! This special event will be held on January 20, 2020 in Hopkinsville.

Event organizers ask that all participating please meet at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hopkinsville-Christian County at 9:30 am (1600 Walnut St., Hopkinsville) and march in unity to a local house of worship for a special MLK day program. This year’s program will be held at 11:00 am at First Street Baptist Church (812 Moayon St., Hopkinsville). Rev. C.E. Timberlake will serve as host pastor, and Rev. Randy Jackson (Bell Flower Baptist Church) will serve as guest speaker.

The school with the most students participating in the march will receive possession of the traveling trophy and a reward.

For more information, please contact Rev. John R. Banks, Jr. (NAACP President) at 270-839-8929.

Martin Luther King Legacy Celebration Event – at Virginia Street Baptist Church

You are invited to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Celebration Event! This special event will be held on January 19, 2020 at Virginia Street Baptist Church (209 S. Main St., Hopkinsville).

Rev. Dr. M.O. Fort will serve as host pastor, and Rev. Norris E. Mills (Cedar Grove Baptist Church) will serve as guest speaker.

Martin Luther King Celebration Event

You are invited to the Martin Luther King Celebration Event! This year’s event is presented by the Focus 21st Century Minority Leadership Program and Hopkinsville Community College.

The event theme is “What freedom means to me!” and will feature a music selection as performed by the CCHS & HHS Choir, “I Have A Dream” – a MLK speech by Tyquez Douglas, the keynote speech by HCC President Dr. Alissa Young, and award presentations for the art, poem & essay contest.

For more information, please visit the Focus 21st Century Minority Leadership Program Facebook page.

 

HCC MLK Breakfast Celebration Service

Hopkinsville Community College will be hosting its own Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Tuesday with breakfast and guest speaker.

According to a news release, the breakfast will take place at 8 a.m. in the student commons area of the Auditorium building. This year’s speaker will be HCC Assistant Director and Transfer Coordinator for Student Support Services, Minister Aaron Pettus. His talk will cover the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate the life of the Reverend.

Pettus has been with HCC for 22 years and is also the Pastor of Foston Chapel Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. He is a community leader with a passion for serving and engaging with students and young people throughout the Pennyrile area.

This event is free and open to the public.