Freddie Gaither Jr. and Vickie McKiver will be among the honorees at the 12th Annul MLK Awards Dinner and Oratorical Contest, organized by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Social Action Committee. Their stories are included on this website.
The dinner is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Rich Fork Baptist Church in Thomasville.Recipients of the award are members of the community who exhibit unselfishness and a concern for the plight of others, said the Rev. Dr. George Jackson, founder and chairman of the MLK Social Action Committee.Tickets, $30, are still available for the dinner. Call 476-7218
Other events set during the four-day celebration include the following:
Friday, Jan. 18
12th MLK Liturgical Dance Concert & Arts Festival
Emmanuel Baptist Church Life Center, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Fifth annual MLK Peace March featuring THS Scarlet Regiment Band
Martin Luther King Drive to Amphitheater, 11 a.m.
12th Annual MLK Awards Dinner and Oratorical Contest Rich Fork Baptist Church, 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Sunday, January 20 MLK Gospel Festival T. Austin Finch Auditorium, 4 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Monday, Jan. 21
10th MLK Community Health Fair
Thomasville Medical Center, 9 a.m.
Third annual MLK Holiday Basketball Classic
Thomasville High vs. Carver High
Women 2 p.m. and Men 4 p.m.
Tickets are $5.
27th MLK National Holiday Observance Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Thomasville, 7 p.m. Dr. George B. Jackson, will be the keynote speaker.