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Skeels Center honors legacy of Dr. King

By Mary Louise Ruehr | Staff Writer Published: January 26, 2013 4:00 AM
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The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast was held on Martin Luther King Day at the Skeels-Mathews Community Center in Ravenna.

Artherene Wilmington served as the mistress of ceremonies and opened the proceedings.

Elder James Sanders of the United Church of Jesus Christ in Ravenna offered a prayer.

Following breakfast, the 100 people in attendance sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing," accompanied by Eddie Mae Prisby on the piano.

Louise Ottrix welcomed everyone. Richard Brantley read a poem in honor of the day. Robert Martin sang a solo.

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Christi Brown introduced the speaker, Bonnie Richardson, director of Kent State University Upward Bound.

Those assembled sang "We Shall Overcome," again accompanied by Eddie Mae Prisby.

The Rev. Andrew Wright of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Ravenna gave the Benediction.

Sharon Sanders, director of the Skeels Center, expressed gratitude to the volunteers and everyone who helped make the program a success.


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