21st annual MLK Jr. Observance Day Program to be held Jan. 20 at OPAC


Special to the Opelika Observer

The Dream Day Foundation, in partnership with McDonald’s of Auburn, Opelika, Tuskegee and Valley; Harris Funeral Home, Inc.; Kroger Co. and Opelika City Council is proud to announce the “21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Program” on Jan. 20.

Starting at 11 a.m., the event will be held at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts on Opelika High School’s campus.

This year’s theme is “Nonviolence is Love” will pay tribute to young people in Auburn, Opelika, Lee County and other surrounding areas who have lost their lives because of acts of violence.

The 2020 recipient of the Dream Achiever Award will be revealed along with the name(s) of the foundation’s scholarship winners.

If weather permits, they are planning a peace march from Greater Peace Baptist Church to OPAC beginning with a 9:30 a.m. line-up and start time of 10 a.m. Individuals, organizations and churches are invited to bring their banners and participate. Shuttles will be provided again this year for seniors.

Attendance is free, but donations of money or food items will be accepted. Doors will open at 10 a.m. for the public.

For more information, call the foundation’s Executive Director Marion Sankey at 334-663-6638. The venue is located at 1700 Lafayette Parkway.


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