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Monday, January 19, 2015


MLK Dream Keepers’ Community Service Programs

Youth Prayer Breakfast & Activity

University of Arkansas Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House

 491 N. Razorback Rd. ~ Fayetteville, AR, 8 a.m.

The purpose of this event is to allow youth to come together in prayer and reflect on how Dr. King's dream has impacted their lives. There will be several youth speakers discussing freedom, equality, and justice for all.  The youth will go to the University of Arkansas HPER building at 9:30 a.m. to engage in recreational games such as basketball, volleyball and soccer.  Sponsored by the NWA MLK Council, UA Intramural Sports, and Intercollegiate Athletes.


MLK March/City Award Program

Walton Arts Center Parking Lot ~ Fayetteville, AR, 11:15 a.m.

Inclement Weather Location ~ University of Arkansas Union ~ Verizon Ballroom

The City of Fayetteville will honor a city employee that exhibits the spirit and legacy of Dr. King.  The march will begin at the Walton Arts Center parking lot and end at the Arkansas Union at the University of Arkansas. In case of inclement weather, participants will meet at the University of Arkansas Union, Verizon Ballroom.  This event is sponsored by the City of Fayetteville and NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council.


Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

University of Arkansas Union ~ Verizon Ballroom, Noon

"Our lives begin and end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us for this candlelight vigil to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. King.  The guest speaker will be Eddie Armstrong, Arkansas State Representative, District 37.  This event is sponsored by the Associated Student Government of the University of Arkansas.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Reception

Arvest Bank Lobby, Downtown Fayetteville, 2:00 p.m.

The speaker will be Virgil Miller, Sr. Vice President, Group CRA Director, Arvest Bank.  Music will be provided by the St. Joseph Angel Choir and the Holcomb Honor Choir.  The winners of the Yvonne Richardson Center Essay Contest will also be announced.  Refreshments will be served.  This event is sponsored by Arvest Bank.

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19th Annual Recommitment Banquet

Fayetteville Town Center

15 West Mountain ~ Fayetteville, AR, 7:00 p.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council presents "A Banquet fit for a King".  Our keynote address will be brought by Keith Jackson, football color analyst for the Arkansas Razorbacks Sports Network and president of P,A,R,K. Inc. in Little Rock, AR. In addition, the MLK Scholarships will be awarded and the 2015 Salute to Greatness honorees will be recognized for outstanding community service.

The honorees are:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Dr. Eddie W. Jones
  • Ernestine White-Gibson Individual Achievement Award recipient is Dr. Stephanie Adams
  • Rodney Momon Youth Award recipient is Ayana Gray
  • Rev. J.A. Hawkins Posthumous Award recipient is the late Jonathan Nelson
  • Corporation of Year Award recipient is Procter & Gamble


The Banquet is now SOLD OUT!



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