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The Rev. Michael Jett of Mount Zion Baptist Church, left, founder of Generation Now youth ministry, shown with Bobbyjon Bauman, Sycamore Youth Center director, addressed youth who engaged in community service Saturday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. -- Contributed

Candids from Martin Luther King Jr. events

Today’s community page offers a sampling of photos from the Sycamore Youth Center’s Serve Ohio Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service/Celebration held Saturday.

The center also later presented an online evening concert featuring a variety of local performers through its Facebook page.

On Sunday, Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church hosted an MLK memorial service hosted by Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church and organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Association, led by President James Baber.

The guest speaker was the Rev. Buena Dudley Paschall, pastor of Quinn AME Church and founder of the Transformative Justice, Equity and Empowerment Initiative, an organization that promotes social justice through advocacy and ministry.

One mission of the association is awarding scholarships to local high school graduates. The group will continue to seek contributions to it allow financially strapped residents to further their education. Donations can be made by mail at: MLK Association, P.O. Box 4632, Steubenville, OH 43952, Givelify to MLK Association of Steubenville or PayPal to skirtdoll@comcast.net.


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