Category Archives: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Benicia Observance of Martin Luther King National Holiday – Monday, January 20, 2020

BENICIA’S 5TH ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING NATIONAL HOLIDAY will take place on Monday, January 20th at 7:00 PM, hosted this year at Community Congregational Church, 1305 West 2nd St.

Noted storyteller Linda Wright will again be present in the persona of Coretta Scott King. Civic leaders, members of the arts community, and youth will give voice to Dr. King’s legacy and his wisdom for us today.

All who attend will be encouraged to reflect, sing together, and share their particular reasons for honoring Dr. King.

“For 3 years Jady Montgomery gathered an informal group at the Gazebo on Martin Luther King Day,” observed Mary Susan Gast of the 2020 planning team.

“Last year Jady decided it might be time to bring the gathering indoors.  Heritage Presbyterian was the site in 2019, and we’re hoping that the location will rotate to other settings in future years.”

Gast continued, “We particularly urge high school or middle school students who would like to read some of Dr. King’s words, or words of their own relevant to the occasion, to contact me at msgast45@gmail.com. That same email address works for anyone who has questions.  We look forward to continuing the tradition of a vibrant community-building MLK Day event in 2020.”

Invitation to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are most heartily invited to take part in a service of remembrance and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 21, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East 2nd St. (at Military East).

We’ll sing and remember, hear some of Dr. King’s words, and be enriched by story teller Linda Wright who will offer reflections as Coretta Scott King.

Please pass the word along.  (Click image to download the flyer).  Hope to see you there!