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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Organization, Sussex County, Inc. invites you to participate in the 29th Annual Commemorative Weekend Celebration in Honor of the late Civil Rights Leader, Jan. 16-18.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, sadly we have decided that we will not hold either our traditional parade or annual banquet. Throughout the weekend, we encourage you to participate in the various Day of Service events being sponsored by local organizations. On Sunday, Jan. 17, we encourage everyone to worship at a location of your choice.

We will continue the tradition of conducting a Monday Holiday Community Worship Service, beginning at 10 a.m. The messenger this year will be the Reverend Doctor Deborah A. McCaffity, Pastor of St. George AME Church of Lewes. The service this year will be held via Zoom. All are encouraged to attend. You may join the service by going to the Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/96187260177?pwd=T20zRlhSMmExUWNXTzM3L1U1UXBtQT09 on your computer, phone or tablet. This year the worship service is being co-sponsored by the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice and the NAACP Lower Sussex Youth Council #2719. The Zoom link will also be on the website at SDARJ.org.

Our theme this year, “Enough is Enough: Drive Out Hate with Love” reminds us of the ongoing struggle for racial justice and the famous quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his speech Loving Your Enemies: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Your support is always needed and appreciated in perpetuating and nurturing the legacy, the vision and the dream of Dr. King. Donations to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Organization may be made to P.O Box 781, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Contributions will help fund scholarships for deserving youth in Sussex County and the on-going work of the organization. For additional information call Janie Miller at 302-227-3118 or email Don Peterson at donpetersonde@gmail.com.