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Annual recognition of Martin Luther King set in Sterling

Published: Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

STERLING – The fourth annual, free, Community Celebration of Peace and Justice will be Jan. 19 at First Congregational Church – the Big Red Church, 311 Second Ave.

The evening will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. A service fair and peace art show will start at 5 p.m. The show will include original artwork from community members about peace, nonviolence, and King. Local groups seeking volunteers from the community will take part in the fair. Registration forms for either activity are available online at www.ywca.org/saukvalley or by calling the YWCA of the Sauk Valley at 815-625-0333.

An inspirational program will start at 6 p.m., featuring speakers, singers, and readings. The planning committee also will honor a community member who exemplifies King’s message and lives his dream.

Free refreshments will be served after the program. The public is welcome.

Call the YWCA for more information.

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