MLK Community Celebration

MLK Celebration2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration
Thursday, Jan. 23 ~ 6 pm
Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road

Several local churches and community organizations are coming together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a free, public celebration on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road.

Area residents are invited to attend the observance, beginning with a light meal at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m.

Event Theme

The event's theme will center around one of King's messages - "Only in the darkness can you see the stars”

The MLK Committee is offering a slate of contests for students in the Wake Forest and Rolesville schools to recognize their talents. Based on this year's theme, the contests involve creative performance, writing and art. 

Contest information and entry form are now available. 

The deadline for contest entries is Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

Student Contests Entry Form


Participating Organizations

Local groups that contribute to the celebration include the Wake Forest Human Relations Council, Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, Heritage Baptist Church, Wake Forest Baptist Church and Kingdom Family International Church. Other supporters include Faith Tabernacle United Holy Church, Corinth UCC, New Bethel Rolesville, Olive Branch Baptist Church, Wake Forest Methodist Church, the Wake Forest Optimist Club and the Kiwanis Club of Wake Forest.

For more information, contact Margo Grant at 908-672-8115.


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Lori Moss

Margo Grant