Dr. King Memorial Service planned for Monday


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Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 11:30 pm
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By Eric Timmons etimmons@qconline.com
The Rev. Lance Chaney, formerly of Greater Antioch Baptist Church in Rock Island, will be the keynote speaker at Monday's 30th Annual Dr. King Memorial Service and Awards at The Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center, 630 9th St., Rock Island.


The Rev. Chaney is senior pastor at St. John Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, Fla. The theme for this year's event is "There's still work to be done," according to a news release.

The program, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., will include a variety of performances and presentations to honor Dr. King. About 500 people are expected to attend.

Youth essay awards, the Tia-Farrah Rice Youth Award, a Black Hawk Scholarship and the I Have A Dream Award will be presented.




















 



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