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[JAN. 19, 2004]  Martin Luther King Day is being celebrated nationwide today (Monday, Jan. 19). In the city of Lincoln he is being honored through proclamation, and there will be a celebratory program hosted by a local church.

Lincoln's proclamation in Dr. King's memory was read last Tuesday evening by City Clerk Melanie Riggs and signed by Mayor Beth Davis. In the proclamation Dr. King is honored for his leadership in civil rights and recognized for his work toward bringing the individuals of our nation together as neighbors.

Alderman Rev. Glenn Shelton invites everyone, children and adults, to come celebrate King's "I have a dream…" Monday (tonight) at 6:30 at the Second Baptist Church, 1728 Tremont St.

"I probably have the best choir this side of heaven, and I probably have the best dancers on the earth," he said of the church performance lined up for the evening. Rev. Shelton said that he promises to keep the speech short: "If you can tolerate 15 minutes of a Baptist preacher, you'll be doubly blessed. You'll miss something great if you don't show."

Refreshments will be served, and "We believe in feeding you," he said.

[Jan Youngquist]

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