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'Hope is not just a dream' theme for MLK celebration

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Holloway, pictured with his wife, Maxine, will be the keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program Monday at the West End Missionary Baptist Church.
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scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- The changes Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of can be made real -- but only through involvement and participation.

Sikeston's 26th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration and Motorcade Parade will be Monday at the West End Missionary Baptist Church, 1004 Maude Street.

The theme for this year's program, "Hope Is Not Just A Dream," was chosen to reinforce that King's dream isn't something to wait on but a goal to work toward, according to Michael Harris, Sikeston King Day Planning Committee member.

"There is something required in order to obtain that dream," Harris said. "You can't just sit back and hope things change -- you have to get involved in community service and civic activities, even get more involved in our local churches."

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