Prayer Breakfast and activities to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 11, 2017
Photo by: File photo This weekend celebration includes a Pride March, Commemorative service, and the 27th Annual Prayer Breakfast at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.

LAKE JUNALUSKA —All are invited to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a weekend of activities from Saturday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 16. This weekend of celebration, sponsored by the Haywood County MLK Committee, includes a Pride March, Commemorative service, and the 27th Annual Prayer Breakfast at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Pride March will begin at 11 a.m. at Harris Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and conclude at the Colonial Annex, Canton, NC. The Pride March typically draws over 100 participants each year.

Sunday, January 15, a Commemorative service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Canton. Elder Sandy Smith of Canton, NC, will be preaching at the service and the Western Carolina University Gospel Choir will provide music and song.

The weekend will culminate in the 27th Annual Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Lambuth Inn Dining Room at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center on Monday, Jan. 16. Rev. Stephanie Hand, Church Vitality Strategist for the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church will be the featured speaker.

Special Music by Todd Alston and Rockell Scott and Taylor Scott-Whiteside. Tickets for the prayer breakfast are $17 for adults and $8 for children and students. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Eggleston-Osborne Scholarship fund in memory of Wilbur Eggleston and Elsie J. Osborne, two African-American educators of Haywood County whose educational, unwavering influence and determination have impacted many local families.

For more information about any of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. events, call Tammy McDowell at 828-215-0296.