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Worthington United Methodist Church

King celebration set for Jan. 20


Central Ohio business leader Donna James will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Martin Luther King Community Celebration.

The annual event will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the Worthington United Methodist Church. The program and subsequent lunch are free to the Worthington community.

James is the founder and board chairwoman of the Center for Healthy Families and in 2010 was named by President Obama to serve as chairwoman of the National Women's Business Council.

Performances will include the Capriccio Vocal Ensemble, Capriccio Youth Choir and the St. John A.M.E. Church Praise Dance Ministry.

The program also will include a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

The 2014 Martin Luther King Community Celebration is presented by the Worthington Community Relations Commission, in partnership with the Worthington Libraries, Worthington City Schools and Worthington United Methodist Church.

As a tribute to King's commitment to help those in need, everyone attending the program is asked to bring a canned-food item to be donated to the Worthington Food Pantry. Any donation is appreciated, but the pantry is particularly in need of canned chicken and tuna, canned beans, oatmeal, soups and personal toiletries.