Hefner VA Medical Center, Livingstone to hold MLK events

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Hefner VA Medical Center and Livingstone College will hold events in coming days honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The nation observes Martin Luther King Day Monday.

The Hefner VA’s Chaplain Service will host a special program at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the social room in building 6.

The Rev. R. Thomas Wyatt from Dorsett Chapel United Church in Spencer will be the guest speaker.

A Hefner VA employee will receive the Humanitarian Award, and Tara D. White will receive the Community Humanitarian Award.

The winner of the Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest will read his or her essay.

The public is welcome. For additional information, contact Chaplain Leodis Strong at 704-638-9000 ext. 3330.

Livingstone College students and staff will gather Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Varick Auditorium on the college campus.

The Rev. Anthony Davis, vice president for institutional advancement at Livingstone, will bring the celebration address.

Davis, a Livingstone graduate, has served as the vice president for three years, during which the college has received more than $6 million in gifts and grants.

Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins will bring greetings along with Salisbury City Councilman William “Pete” Kennedy, also a Livingstone graduate.

The assembly is open to the public.