Community Event: MLK Events Set for Jan. 20-21

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Name: Community Event: MLK Events Set for Jan. 20-21
Date: January 20, 2019 - January 21, 2019
Event Description:

The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University invite the community to explore “The Beloved Community” during the 2019 observance of King’s legacy.


The two-day commemoration will begin at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 with the 34th annual MLK worship service at Delaware City Vineyard, 32 Troy Road, Delaware. The free event will feature remarks from Charles A. Montgomery Jr., Ph.D., east campus pastor for Vineyard Columbus and an affiliated professor at Ohio Christian University.


Delaware’s celebration of the Rev. Dr. King will continue at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 21 with the 26th annual MLK Breakfast Celebration in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Bishop Tracy S. Malone, resident bishop of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, will speak at the breakfast.


As resident bishop, Malone serves on the Boards of Trustees at United Methodist-affiliated colleges, seminaries and organizations, including Ohio Wesleyan. She was elected to Episcopacy in July 2016 and currently serves as president of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. Read more at


The 2019 MLK Breakfast buffet will open at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m. Individual tickets are $25, with eight-person table sponsorships available for $175.


Proceeds support MLK Celebration Committee initiatives, including the MLK Scholarship, awarded annually to outstanding high school graduates of Delaware County schools. Since 1990, the committee has awarded over $30,000 in scholarships. This year’s recipients are Dominic Byers, Ericka Johnson, Emily Metheney, and Jackson Schiefelbein.


Breakfast tickets may be purchased online at or by mail via the Ohio Wesleyan Chaplain’s Office, Attention: Sharon Hayes, 40 Rowland Ave., HWCC 308, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Reservations and payment are requested before Jan. 8. Checks should be payable to the MLK Celebration Committee. A limited number of tickets also may be available at the door. For more information, contact Hayes at or (740) 368-3083.
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