CHARLESTON, W.Va.-Dr. Carolyn Stuart, executive director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, and members of the Martin Luther King,Jr. State Holiday Commission today announced a community celebration on Monday,January 20,to hon or the life and legacy of Martin Luther King,Jr.
"It is important we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the principles in
which he believed and struggled to bring to fruition," said Dr. Stuart,who is the commis sion chair. "The Commission has worked with organizations around the state to plan a wonderful program to ensure this holiday and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King con tinue to inspire West Virginians of all ages."
The celebration will begin at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charleston at 10:30 a.m.,followed by a bell-ringing ceremony at the State Capitol Complex, North Portico, at
12:30 p.m. The Commission will host the student essay and community service awards program at the Culture Center at 1p.m. A musical performance by "Unity in the Com munity" featuring a choir, steel drum ensemble and dancers will begin at 3 p.m..
"We hope our community joins us as we carry forward Dr. King's message of justice, equality and accountability and pay tribute in words and deeds to his accomplish ments," said Dr. Stuart. "Let us be the example that his life demonstrated, while we look ahead to an even brighter future for all citizens."