Groups, organizations plan MLK Day events across Myrtle Beach area

January 18, 2013 

Choose from various events this weekend in Horry and Georgetown counties and Brunswick County, N.C., to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Carolina African American Heritage Foundation weekend in Myrtle Beach

• Brown bag working luncheons, each 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday: Conversation with Brad Lofton and Brandon Sessions with the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp at Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St.; and “Helping the Underserved to Become Legendary Entrepreneurs and Leaders” with Sharnell Ladson, at Sandy Grove Baptist Church, 1008 Carver St.

• “Carolina Has Talent – “A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” competition, 4-9 p.m. Saturday in Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center (918-2380), 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common, with P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier and former publisher of The Sun News. Grand prizes of $1,500 for first place, $1,000 second and $500 third. Admission is $5 donation.

• “Civil Rights Sunday,” 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Sandy Grove Baptist Church, in a joint effort by various organizations and churches, with a keynote speech about unifying communities and cultures.

• Corporate and Community Awards Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Monday at Myrtle Beach Canal Street Recreation Center, 901 Canal St., recognizing community members for their outstanding contributions, and guest speaker Jean Hoefer Toal, chief justice of the S.C. Carolina Supreme Court. $25 donation or $200 for table of eight.

• Fifth annual “Freedom Rally” parade, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, with grand marshals Mignon Clyburn, a commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission, and Ernest Finney Jr., retired S.C. Supreme Court chief justice, from Pelicans Ballpark stadium parking lot, off 21st Avenue North, left on Grissom Parkway, then right on 21st Avenue, right on Carver Street to Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church

Information | Bennie Swans at 903-4939, email swansbennie1@aol.com, or visit www.carolinaafricanheritagefoundation.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Banquet

By | Georgetown Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

When | 7 p.m. Saturday

Where | Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 417 Broad St., Georgetown

How much | $25

Information | Morant & Morant law office, 1022 Prince St., Georgetown, 527-2448

Martin Luther King observances in Brunswick County

Who | Martin Luther King Celebration Committee of Southport, N.C.

• Memorial March at 3 p.m. Sunday from parking lot at 10th and Lord streets.

• Youth-oriented program at Union Hall at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, with Ty Brown, a junior from South Brunswick High School as master of ceremonies, along with Retha Rusk, county teacher of the year, Jessica Swencki, school administrator and several entertainers: Sons of God, the Save Our Community Choir, rapper Will Dixon, North Brunswick High School’s choir, and other youth musicians.

• Annual Roundtable Breakfast by Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee of Southport, N.C., 8 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, at Atlantic Avenue and Nash Street, with keynote speech by Judge Wanda Bryant, a native of the Cedar Grove community near Supply, for $12.

Information | 910-457-6225 or 910-617-6225

Martin Luther King celebration

When | 10 a.m. Monday

With | The Rev. Jonathan Green, pastor of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church of Little River as guest speaker, with his church’s choir and members of the congregation

Where | Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church, 8591 S.C. 90, Longs

If you go

Carolina African American Heritage Foundation weekend in Myrtle Beach

• Brown bag working luncheons, each 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday: Conversation with Brad Lofton and Brandon Sessions with the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp at Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St.; and “Helping the Underserved to Become Legendary Entrepreneurs and Leaders” with Sharnell Ladson, at Sandy Grove Baptist Church, 1008 Carver St.

• “Carolina Has Talent – “A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” competition, 4-9 p.m. Saturday in Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center (918-2380), 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common, with P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier and former publisher of The Sun News. Grand prizes of $1,500 for first place, $1,000 second and $500 third. Admission is $5 donation.

• “Civil Rights Sunday,” 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Sandy Grove Baptist Church, in a joint effort by various organizations and churches, with a keynote speech about unifying communities and cultures.

• Corporate and Community Awards Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Monday at Myrtle Beach Canal Street Recreation Center, 901 Canal St., recognizing community members for their outstanding contributions, and guest speaker Jean Hoefer Toal, chief justice of the S.C. Carolina Supreme Court. $25 donation or $200 for table of eight.

• Fifth annual “Freedom Rally” parade, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, with grand marshals Mignon Clyburn, a commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission, and Ernest Finney Jr., retired S.C. Supreme Court chief justice, from Pelicans Ballpark stadium parking lot, off 21st Avenue North, left on Grissom Parkway, then right on 21st Avenue, right on Carver Street to Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church

Information | Bennie Swans at 903-4939, email swansbennie1@aol.com, or visit www.carolinaafricanheritagefoundation.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Banquet

By | Georgetown Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

When | 7 p.m. Saturday

Where | Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 417 Broad St., Georgetown

How much | $25

Information | Morant & Morant law office, 1022 Prince St., Georgetown, 527-2448

Martin Luther King observances in Brunswick County

Who | Martin Luther King Celebration Committee of Southport, N.C.

• Memorial March at 3 p.m. Sunday from parking lot at 10th and Lord streets.

• Youth-oriented program at Union Hall at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, with Ty Brown, a junior from South Brunswick High School as master of ceremonies, along with Retha Rusk, county teacher of the year, Jessica Swencki, school administrator and several entertainers: Sons of God, the Save Our Community Choir, rapper Will Dixon, North Brunswick High School’s choir, and other youth musicians.

• Annual Roundtable Breakfast by Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee of Southport, N.C., 8 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, at Atlantic Avenue and Nash Street, with keynote speech by Judge Wanda Bryant, a native of the Cedar Grove community near Supply, for $12.

Information | 910-457-6225 or 910-617-6225

Martin Luther King celebration

When | 10 a.m. Monday

With | The Rev. Jonathan Green, pastor of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church of Little River as guest speaker, with his church’s choir and members of the congregation

Where | Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church, 8591 S.C. 90, Longs

Information | 399-6421

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