to Hold 15th Annual Dr. King Tribute on January 11th
This year will mark Hamilton’s 15th
annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Mayor Kelly Yaede is
inviting residents to join her and other community leaders as they honor Dr.
Hamilton’s tribute to Dr. King will take place on Thursday, January 11,
2018, at Faith Baptist Church (located at 2111 Kuser Road in
Hamilton) beginning at 7 PM. Admission to the ceremony is free.
“Still to this day, the great legacy of Dr.
King stands as an enduring example for equality and compassion,” says
Mayor Kelly Yaede. “I hope that many of our residents will once again
join us for this beautiful annual tribute, which brings so many in our
community together in honor of Dr. King.”
This year, as part of the ceremony’s
tradition, the annual Spirit of the Community Service Award will be presented
posthumously to Gary Gray, a former longtime Principal at Hamilton’s Wilson
Elementary School and first Director of the Hamilton Township Bromley
Neighborhood Community Center.
Additionally, three local high school
students (Roldy Dupont of Steinert High School, Merna Adbel-Gleil of Hamilton High School
West and Beatrice Boyce of Nottingham High School) will receive Dr. King
Community Service Scholarships.
A special keynote address will be given by
Rev. Wayne Griffith, the Pastor of First Baptist Lighthouse Center.
Also as part of the tribute ceremony will be
remarks from Mayor Kelly Yaede and Pastor Lance Walker of Faith Baptist Church,
musical performances by the Hamilton High School West Jazz band and student
Kaylee Thomas, along with performances by the Faith Baptist Church Choir.
The annual tribute is organized each year by the Hamilton Township Municipal
Government and co-sponsored the CYO Bromley Neighborhood Center and the J.O.
Wilson Neighborhood Service Center, as well as Faith Baptist Church, which
graciously hosts the ceremony.