33rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards

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Dr. Lavelle Hendricks, pastor of East Caney Baptist Church, invites everyone to attend the 33rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards event on January 16, at Morning Chapel Baptist Church.

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Singers from numerous churches will make up a spirit-filled choir, and the address will be delivered by Cameron Young, a graduate and former football standout at SSHS. Individuals from around Hopkins County will receive recognition for their deeds. and who have exemplified the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To date, more than 15,000 individuals from every walk of life and all around NE Texas have been honored through the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in Sulphur Springs. Its spirit has inspired similar gatherings in cities of the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex as well as in the state of Louisiana. The local gathering remains the only ecumenical and multi-racial event in Hopkins County focused on unity demonstrated within the community. Set for Monday, Jan. 16, MLK Day, the event is free and open to everyone. Funds generated will go toward scholarships enabling young people to make the choice to further their education.

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