Community to celebrity legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Community to celebrity legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Members and friends of the NAACP cordially invite you to help celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to promote the acceptance of diversity in our community with an Hour of Power on Monday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to noon at the New Beginnings Baptist Fellowship Church, located at 1465 E. Bowman Rd.

The celebration is an event of the “A Day On! Not a Day Off!” program, started by Eddie Edwards about 12 years ago. This year’s celebration focuses on “Acts of Service.”

“This is a day to reflect on how we can serve others. Get involved with ‘your’ community. ‘Your’ community includes ‘your’ family, ‘your’ friends, ‘your’ neighbors and those we know and care for as ‘our’ seniors.

“Take the time to pay them a visit, run an errand, take them shopping or just honor them with your presence. Take the time to sit and visit with a friend, take the time for ‘you’ but in all things, take the time to always give thanks to God for each day,” said Edwards.

The guest speaker will be Pastor Haywood Hannah, a native of Weir, Miss., in Choctaw County. Pastor Hannah was called to the ministry in 1995. He currently serves as pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Carthage, Miss.

An avid singer who loves music, he founded the Attala County Youth Mass Choir and released his first CD, entitled “Walk,” in 1994.

He is employed with the Leake County School District as principal of Carthage Junior High School. He resides in Carthage with his wife of 32 years. They have two wonderful daughters, Janelle and Janeen. Pastor Hannah’s full biography, with musical selections, can be found at www.haywood hannah.com.

Please call Eddie Edwards at 760-977-1034 if you have questions or need additional information about the event.

Story First Published: 2013-01-16