March set for Jan. 18 at Grangeville
“What are you doing for others?” is a question that Martin Luther King Jr. asked in 1957 which is still relevant today. Come join us for the 2nd annual People’s March on Saturday January 18th to honor the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr./Human Rights Day Weekend. No matter what your religion, spirituality or politics we welcome people of all ages to share a positive message of acceptance of all people. The event organized by Carla Wilkins of Lewis-Clark State College- Grangeville Outreach Center, Norma Staaf and Michelle Perdue will take place at the Veterans Outreach and Community Center at 318 E. Main Street in Grangeville.
Doors open at 10:30 for optional sign-making, with supplies provided. (We encourage positive sign messages) We will gather for the march by 11:45, walking peacefully on the sidewalks of downtown Grangeville. We will return to the Center for a soup and sides potluck lunch at 12:30. (Please bring a dish to share) Participants are also encouraged to bring canned food donations for the food bank.
During lunch three speakers (10 minutes each) will each bring their own perspective to our theme of “What are you doing for others?. Pat Hunter will discuss her fundraising for “Rescue Her”, an organization which fights human trafficking. She creates and sells a variety of hand-crafted items through “Pat’s Crafty Corner” with all profits going to “Rescue Her.” Kelly Turney will focus on the positive contributions of the millennial generation to our community. Turney owns a photography business and directs the Cornerstone Theater Group in addition to her role as the director of the Hope Center. Joel Gomez, owner of the Melting Pot and the Trails Restaurants in Grangeville will discuss his experience as an immigrant.
If you have any questions about the event, contact Carla at LCSC 208-983-2164, Norma at 208-993-0689 or Michelle at 983-3763.
A submitted photo of last year’s People’s March. This year’s event in Grangeville is set for Jan. 18.