City to hold MLK celebration Jan. 14

'At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.' — Martin Luther King Jr.
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From staff reports:

The city invites residents to a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Our Savior’s Baptist Church, 701 S. 320th St.

The keynote speaker will be Sarah Collins Rudolph, the surviving sister of Addie Mae Collins, one of the young girls killed in the 1963 Sixteenth Street Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation to help assist the Multi-Service Center food bank. The 2012 celebration will feature the music from the jazz bands of Decatur High School and Lakota Middle School. Members of World Vision’s Youth Empowerment Program are also slated to participate in the celebration.

For more information, contact Brook Lindquist at (253) 835-4201 or

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