SANFORD–Local organizers are planning for the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. community observance scheduled Monday, January 20 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Events will begin with a wreathe laying ceremony at the MLK Memorial Park on S. Horner Blvd. Sunday, January 19 with former CCCC President Dr. Matt Garrett as speaker. The Monday event will be followed by a 7 pm benefit performance at the Temple Theatre for 7 year old Melonie Downy who is suffering from both Cystic Fibrosis and Sickel Cell. The event is sponsored by Crossroads Church of Broadway and will feature professional recording artists, a popular ballet troop and the Crossroads choir and band,.

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