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Weekend events will celebrate King’s legacy

By Rita Howell

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is Monday, but local activities to commemorate the civil rights leader begin tonight. A basketball jamboree in the Batesville Junior HIgh School gym will begin at 5 p.m. Dennis Hoskins is coordinating the event and can be contacted at 934-6474 for information.

On Saturday, a Black Business Expo is planned at the Patton Lane Community Center from noon until 5 p.m. Marlon Coleman is coordinating the expo and can be contacted at 267-8611 for information.

On Sunday, an MLK Commemoration Musical will be presented at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Sardis at 6 p.m. Contact Rhonda Leland at 654-0420 for information.

On Monday clergy and community leaders are invited to attend a breakfast and prayer service at 8 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Panola Ave. Groups planning to participate in the King Day march are asked to assemble at Mt. Zion at 9 a.m. They are asked to prepare banners with the theme for this year’s celebration: “Living the Legacy of a Dream Fulfilled.” The march will begin at 10 a.m. and will proceed from Mt. Zion Church to the Batesville Square and on to Batesville Intermediate School where a program will begin at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. The speaker will be the Rev. Bartholomew Orr, pastor of Brown Baptist Church in Southaven.

For information about the march and commemoration service, contact the Rev. Zannie Leland at 563-3020.

To wind up the King Day observance, a gospel music program is planned at the Transformation Christian Center in the Gateway Shopping Center in Batesville. The program begins at 6 p.m. and will feature Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s. The event will honor four local citizens for their community service. The honorees are Lillie Hoskins, Belinda Morris, the Rev. Zannie Leland and the Rev. Terry Townsend.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 609-4132 for tickets and information.


Visitor Comments
 
Submitted By: SSG Twilley Submitted: 1/15/2010
The community picked four well deserving citizens of Batesville. I would like to thank the honorees for a job well done in the community. May God bless you all and keep up the GREAT job you are doing in the community.


Submitted By: ERIC HALLMON Submitted: 1/15/2010
WOW! JUST WANT TO SAY CONGRATS TO THE FOUR HONOREES. A SPECIAL CONGRATS! TO MY POPS REV.LELAND, MAKES ME PROUD TO SEE YOU YOU BEING HONORED FOR ALL THE GOOD THAT YOU DO. YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MANY AND HELPED BE TO BECOME THAT MAN THAT I AM TODAY.SO FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART....CONGRATS.. AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


Submitted By: Elder Tommie Lee Dorrs Submitted: 1/17/2010
It is good to observe Dr. King's work for justice, but remember the struggle is on-going. In order to maximize the freedom we have there have to be a paradigm shift of our minds exhibiting humiity and greater love for one another in Panola Co. It is very refreshing to know that the follow persons are being honored for their community service: Rev.(Doctor) Zannie Leland, Rev. Terry Townsend, Mrs. Lillie Hoskins, and Mrs. Belinda Morris. Can we help the honorees more? "YES WE CAN!" Call me if You need me Panola Co. to help with any community endeavor. 1-662-561-6411 cell # 1-662-326-7199 home #. e-mail tommie.dorris@waldenu.edu




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