Each year Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated here in Lake Worth with certain events that have now become tradition. The first to lead off each year is the program by St. Andrews. A wonderful production that ties history and their musical performance to this Federal Holiday.
The poetry of Langston Hughes was featured and performed by actor Dracyn Blount of New York. Martin Luther King Jr. no stranger to the writings of Langston Hughes has similar strains within his famous “I have a Dream” speech. ““Very few people are privileged to live life with all of their dreams realized and all of their hopes fulfilled” taken from” A Dream Deferred.” by Langston Hughes. The program ended with rowdy appreciation how else would you respond to the Black Bottom Stomp by Jelly Roll Morton. A light reception followed. All were invited to partake. I now have the honor of having been kicked out of church. Enjoying the company of friends in the garden while appreciating the mural that we took part in, we lingered way to long. Now tomorrow is a full day of Activities honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
7:30 a.m. Interfaith Breakfast at St. Andrews Church (southE St. and 10th ave. south. 4:30 Civil Rights Song Fest at the steps of our City Hall, led by our own Mel and Vinnie 5:00P.M. Candle Light March from City Hall to Cultural Plaza (bring candles) MLK Commemorative Program rededication of the MLK Memorial Fountain located on the Cultural Plaza 6:15 – 8 p.m. MLK Fellowship Dinner St. Andrews Episcopal church Lucerne & Palmway
Editors note: All the days events a sponsored by the LW Interfaith Network, Kiwanis Club and LW MLK Committee as well as our City of Lake Worth. for more info Retha Lowe at 586 7276 for volunteer opportunities.