Morning starts before 6 a.m. for many of Lake Worth Volunteers, they have done this year many years now, in our community. They are charged with the preparing and serving of the breakfast for 7:30 held at the St. Andrews Church on s 10 and E st.. The Interfaith service is attended by area leaders of different denomination with the goal, of peace and unity.
a four-mile route through downtown Atlanta” I with with thousands walked the entire route following behind.” eye witness, Fred W. Hunt
The day is spent in recognizing what brought us to this point , 50 years later and in service to others. As a volunteer one is in the background and does not see the dedications or the performances that take place honoring Martin Luther King.
As a volunteer your in the background and do not see the dedications or the performances that take place honoring Martin Luther King. A program with song and prayers in all denominations and reflections of where we are, our hopes for the future. Our own troubadours Mel and Vinnie performed as did others including kids from For the Children
The day then begins after everyone disperses and I found myself downtown and spoted these children in front of one of our new murals. Quite a large statement for unity “Build a Bridge” A statement that embraces us in Lake Worth 50 years after Martin Luther Kings death. Perfect!
The volunteers with little rest, back on track no later than 4 p.m. at the other St. Andrews, this time it’s the Episcopal church on Lucerne and Palm Way corner.
It’s the same crew that served and prepared breakfast.
This time the preparations began around 4 p.m. while the march is being organized from City Hall to the MLK memorial globe on our Cultural Plaza. Again some like Commissioner Maxwell appears to be everywhere, as he was, at breakfast serving, at the Cultural Plaza dedication, and again serving.
There were two seatings and myself had counted the plates for the deserts and last count was 275. We were treated to a short performance, beautifully choreographed and the words of Martin Luther King and Maya Angelou interpreted in dance by these talented young women.
The following photos are shared from participants in the march from Lake Worth City Hall to Cultural Plaza .