Emporia will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famed civil rights March on Washington when the city holds its annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day activities Jan. 20.
As usual, a free set of children's activities will be held at Emporia State from 10:45 am to 1 pm.
Afterward, the annual march will go from the Granada Theatre to First Friends Church at Sixth and Sylvan. The church will host a free dinner, with music provided by the Emporia Gospel Singers and the youth choir of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church. The featured speaker is Rev. T. LaMont Holder of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Wichita. A special offering will also be taken to benefit Shiloh Home of Hope here in Emporia.
For more information, call First Congregational Pastor Andrew McHenry at 342-6854 or go online to www.firstchurchemporia.org.