CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Community members joined together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
It’s the event’s 18th year, and it included breakfast, lunch and guest speakers.
The keynote address was presented by Pastor Zack Strong from the Christ Church of the Heartland.
In exchange for an entry free, organizers asked for canned food and toiletries for The Salvation Army, the Safe House for Women and the Fish Pantry.
Debra Mitchell-Braxton, Executive Director of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Wide Celebration Committee, said she created the event to honor Dr. King.
“This is supposed to be a day on, a day of service to others. And this is a time that people who would normally not come congregate together or fellowship together should come together to remember the legacy of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement," said Mitchell-Braxton.