Fort Scott Community College will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a “Lunch and Learn” presentation on Monday, January 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Gordon Parks Museum. The hour’s program will feature a talk by Rev. Dr. Jared Witt, pastor of the Fort Scott First Presbyterian church, followed by a discussion of service projects needed in our area.
Celebrated on the third Monday of January, the King Holiday is a time when the nation pauses to remember Dr. King’s life and work, but also to honor his legacy by making the holiday a day of community service, “a day on, not a day off.” “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is about serving others and particularly people in our own communities” said Jill Warford, director of the Gordon Parks Museum at FSCC. “Reverend Dr. Jared Witt will speak on Dr. King’s Legacy and then we will have participants talk at their own tables about service projects that are needed in our community. Those who are part of a service organization with needs and those who would like to volunteer are encouraged to attend.”
The Lunch and Learn is free and open to the public. Participants should bring their lunch with them and drinks and desserts will be provided. Participants are also asked to bring an item for the Beacon food pantry.
For more information contact Warford at 223-2700, ext. 5850.