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MLK events well-attended

Published 11:50pm Wednesday, January 18, 2012

More than 80 people attended a Martin Luther King breakfast at United Methodist Church in Cassopolis.
Fourteen fifth- and sixth-graders read essays on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Winners were as follows: first place, Dymisha Hackworth; second place, Adrian Brazil; and third place, duo group Brandon Anderson and Kiambu Gary.  The Rev. John Anderson was the speaker for the breakfast on the topic of the “Manifestation of the Dream.”
Police escorted for the march to the historical steps of the courthouse downtown in Cassopolis. The Rev. Coy Brown, minister of Community Baptist Church, was the speaker about how King opened doors and paved the way for the youth to have access to many more opportunities than people of color in the 1960s.
A Gospel program at the United Presbyterian Church was held at 7 p.m. More than 120 people were in attendance with the Rev. Oliver of Pleasant View Church, with the  Rev.  Settle and the Rev. Kaszar also participants of the night’s events. The Rev. Pittman was the speaker with “The King of Dr. King.”
Musical selections were performed by Youth of Judah and 3-Dimensional Praise. Members of the Church of Cassopolis and the youth  read their winning essays about Dr. King along with Kim Brown reading some reflections on Dan Lee, the founder of the MLK events in Cassopolis 14 years ago. He passed away in December.

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