Olentangy Valley News

Worship service, breakfast, more celebrate King in city

Ohio Wesleyan University and the Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with three days of activities.

The observance will begin with the 29th annual Delaware-area worship service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, 140 S. Washington St.

The 21st annual MLK breakfast celebration will be held at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, in the Benes Room of Ohio Wesleyan's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

The program, featuring Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer, will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Individual breakfast tickets are $20, with eight-person table sponsorships available for $160. Proceeds go toward scholarships. For reservations, call Rosalind Scott at 740-368-3386 or email rdscott@owu.edu by today, Jan. 16.

A screening of clips and discussion about the documentary Freedom Riders will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Ohio Wesleyan's Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave.

The observance will conclude with a free community screening and discussion of the documentary White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in Benes Room B at Ohio Wesleyan's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.