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Dr. Martin Luther King Day Events


“Where is the Dream now: In Chaos or Community?”

Theme for the 30th Annual Elyria Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service!

Monday, January 18, 2016 at 11 a.m.

Elyria High School Performing Arts Center

601 Middle Avenue, Elyria

Keynote Speaker
Pastor Gwendolyn D. Gilmore
Full Gospel Faith Fellowship Church
President of Elyria Ministerial Alliance
Music provided by Minister Tommie Harris, Sr.
Dance Performance by Move It! Dance Project!


Commemorative Walk from Ely Square to Elyria High School – 10:30 a.m.

Participants encouraged to bring banners, posters and signs of Peace, Love, Justice, Equality, Love over Hate, Economic Empowerment, etc.

Community Education & Information Fair – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Elyria Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission


Other Elyria events per the calendar of events attached:

Saturday, January 16:  37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival, EPLS West River Branch Library, 1194 W. River Road, North, Elyria, at 11:00 a.m.  During the Festival there will be presentations, songs, dancing, music, and readings about Dr. King’s Civil Rights Movement.  Call 440-366-3244 or email

4th Annual NOBDA Youth King Celebration at 6:00 p.m., Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 632 West River Road, North, Elyria

For more information contact DR. LATAUNYA V. CONLEY at (440) 326-1407 or lconley@cityo,

The full calendar of events can be viewed by clicking here: 2016 King Holiday Calendar of Events – Updated 1.12.16
The program for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 18th can be viewed by clicking here: 2016 MLK Program