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At a ceremony in the Lewisburg City Council Chamber, Mayor Beverly White read and signed the proclamation of Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week which is scheduled for the week beginning with Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on January 17th. As usual, commemorative banners will be attached to the lampposts in town that week.

A photo of the proclamation ceremony is shown with the following people in attendance. From left to right behind the seated Mayor White are Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Committee members, Telia Godfrey, Ellen Broudy, Twana Jackson, Larry Davis, and Wanda Johnson.

As was the case during the winter COVID-19 surge this time last year, there will be NO traditional march, community lunch, or program in the Lewisburg United Methodist Church. Instead, a celebration video similar to last year’s is being prepared by videographer Rich McMahan. On January 17th, the video will be available to watch and will be accessible by searching on the www.youtube.com website or the YouTube App for the title: Lewisburg MLK 2022.

Singers Nevaeh Traynham and Chris Winston will perform and Mayor Beverly White will again read Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week proclamation which includes a stirring tribute to Dr. King. The Keynote speaker will be Bishop Fred Simms of Heart of God Ministries in Beckley. He is well known for his extraordinarily extensive community work on behalf of the people of Beckley, Raleigh County, and West Virginia in general.

West Virginia Daily News has been serving Greenbrier and Monroe Counties since 1866.

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