INTERFAITH COUNCIL PROGRAM TO HONOR
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND CELEBRATE
The Interfaith Council of Westport and Weston will present its Eighth Annual Martin Luther King Day program.
“Dr. King’s vision of all people, nations, religions and races living together in harmony is as powerful today as ever,” said Reverend Ed Horne, senior pastor at the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston and co-chair of the Interfaith Council. “We will come together again to celebrate his dream and to re-dedicate ourselves to its fulfillment, especially through the lives of our children.”
The program will be co-produced by Westport resident Kimberly Wilson and her sister, Peggy Jorgensen of Redding for the third consecutive year. Ms. Wilson is a professional actress and singer who is currently touring her one-woman show “A Journey…”. Ms. Jorgensen is the teacher for the Talented and Gifted (YAG) Program and Mock Trial at the Weston Middle School.
Highlights of the program will include monologues by both Ms. Wilson and Ms. Jorgensen; readings by local clergy and three scholars from the Westport A Better Chance (ABC), Adrian Belvitt, Christopher Morales and Luis Cruz; musical selections by Jennifer Foster, Petra Jarrar, Gregg Cork and the Temple Israel Choir and excerpts from the “I Have a Dream Speech” by poet Gregg Cork.
A Goodwill Collection will be taken up to benefit A Better Chance of Westport and the Departments of Human Services of both Westport and Weston. Also, there will be a food drive to support local food pantries.
The Interfaith Council will host a reception following the program.
The Dr. King Celebration is free and open to the public. We ask that you bring donations to the food drive and Goodwill Offering.