At the first meeting of the Martin Luther King Association held recently, President James Baber announced that because of the collaboration with area businesses, Eastern Gateway Community College and Franciscan University of Steubenville, programs and projects planned for the year have been expanded.
Sharon Kirtdoll, association treasurer, explained that the organization was able to give seven $850 scholarships, which doesn't include one sponsored by the university.
Baber also announced the schedule of events that will include the Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast that will be hosted and sponsored by the university. It will be held Nov. 9 at the university's St. Joseph Center, beginning at 9 a.m. The Rev. Richard Davis will be the featured speaker.
MLK Association members, include, from left, seated, Iris Callaghan, Paul Rue, Baber, Anita Jackson and Delores Wiggins; and standing, Carol Simmons, Duane Jennings, Virginia Watley, Sharon Kirtdoll, the Rev. Nathan Malavolti and Kent Lewis.
The association, EGCC and the university will partner to once again host the "Doo Wop for Scholarships" which will feature the Marcels.
It will be held Nov. 10 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The Marcels will be the featured act.
Tickets are on sale for both events by MLK Association members, including, Iris Callahan, Paul Rue, Baber, Anita Jackson and Delores Wiggins, Carol Simmons, Duane Jennings, Virginia Watley, Sharon Kirtdoll, the Rev. Nathan Malavolti and Kent Lewis.
In January, the organization will once again have an entire weekend of events honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.