As a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. several celebrations will take place in Granville:
Annual Fellowship & Breakfast - The Granville County Human Relations Commission will host their Annual Fellowship and Breakfast on Monday, January 18th at 8am. The event will take place at the Oxford Baptist Church located on 147 Main Street in downtown Oxford. The public is invited to attend, but tickets are required on first come, first serve basis. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods for the food bank at ACIM. For more information or to RSVP, please call the County Administration Office at 919-693-5240.
Civil Rights Exhibits, Activities & Films at Oak Hill - Visit the Oak HIll Heritage House & Museum throughout the month of January for exhibits and activities centered around the Civil Rights Movement. On January 18th from 2pm - 4pm, reserve your seat to see various Films about Civil Rights. The Museum is located at 7686 Goshen Road Oxford in northern Granville County. For more information, contact Alma Bullock at 919-693-4014.
A Night of Dialogue & Celebration - The Oxford-Granville Martin Luther King Celebration Committee is sponsoring a Night of Dialogue & Celebration on Monday, January 18th at 5pm. The event will take place at Northern Granville Middle School Auditorium located on 3144 Webb School Road in Oxford. The keynote speaker is Dr. Dorwin Howard, Superintendent of Granville County Public Schools. The evening will include local and area performances and students reading their essays. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Larry Downey at 919-482-5630, Eddie McCoy at 919-693-9261 or Walter Thorpe at 919-603-6911.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Granville County Ministrial Conference is the sponsor of this celebration on January 18th at 7pm. This event will take place at First Baptist Church located 320 Granville Street in Oxford. Congresswoman Gwen Moore of the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin will be the keynote speaker. For more information, contact Dr. Tolokun Omokunde at 919-691-4140.
"Preaching at its Best" - Ministries in Motion 2016 Fellowship presents "Preaching at its Best" at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church on January 18th at 7pm. The church is located on 1624 Highway 56 in Creedmoor. Keynote speaker is Dr. Wesley K. McLaughlin, Senior Pastor of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Petersburg, VA. Other speakers include Dr. Leroy Long of Rebirth Baptist Church Ministries in Durham and Curtis Gatewood of the NAACP. For more information, call 919-528-1783.
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