Martin Luther King Jr Day celebrations across WAVE Country

Martin Luther King Jr Day celebrations across WAVE Country

Martin Luther King Jr Day celebrations across WAVE Country

"I was looking back at some of Dr. King's quotes the other day". Day Celebration is focusing on this year, hence the "Be the Dream" theme for this year's event, which returns to the Chehalem Cultural Center Monday.

With temperatures in the 20s and a stiff north wind, Saturday night offered less-than-optimum conditions for a community gathering - but this didn't stop more than 125 people from honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"And help the younger generation remember Dr. King", Bonner said.

He said Johnson will be speaking on this at the breakfast. We care about where we live, you know. In addition to Pena, that will include a performance by the Edwards Elementary School Folklorio Dance group, a spoken word piece by George Fox University's Israel Hammond and a performance by Newberg High School's Vocal Point choir ensemble.

An opening ceremony and silent march is set for 9 a.m. Monday, starting from the Freedom Center, 2609 N Martin Luther King Ave., to NE 23, and on to the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, where a bell-ringing ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

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It's taking action that the steering committee for Newberg's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

According to, the day should be celebrated with community service - "a day on, not a day off".

Arlington city officials said they denied a parade permit because organizers fell short on funding for security and traffic management, not because of the potential protests and boycotts. "In the Name of Love" has cultivated partnerships with local musicians and arts organizations, social justice activists, religious and political leaders, public school educators and students, the business community, and others.

About 560 people attended, said John Nave, a board member for Living the Dream.

Participants should meet in the GUC Atrium at noon and begin marching at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 the BCM.

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