FSCC Announces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance

FSCC Announces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance

Fort Scott, Kan.—Fort Scott Community College will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a “Lunch and Learn” presentation on Monday, January 16, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Gordon Parks Museum at 2108 South Horton in Fort Scott. The program will feature a talk by Reverend Dr. Jared Witt, pastor of the Fort Scott First Presbyterian Church, followed by a discussion about service projects needed in the area.

 

Celebrated on the third Monday of January, the holiday is a time when the nation pauses to remember Dr. King’s life and work, and to honor his legacy with a day of community service—“a day on, not a day off.” “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is about serving others and particularly people in our own communities,” said Jill Warford, Gordon Parks Museum Director. “Rev. Dr. Jared Witt will speak on Dr. King’s Legacy and then we will have participants talk at their own tables about service projects that are needed in our community. Those who are part of a service organization with needs and those who would like to volunteer are encouraged to attend.”

 

The Lunch and Learn is free and open to the public. Participants should bring their lunches with them; drinks and desserts will be provided. Participants are also asked to bring an item for the Beacon food pantry. For more information, contact Warford at 620-223-2700, ext. 5850.