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Service marks 30th MLK celebration

Harrison County’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. service will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon.
‘This year marks the 30th annual ecumenical celebration,’ said Cindy Bauer, one of the organizers, adding that the first one, which took place at St Paul’s AME Church, was in 1979, but a couple years were missed early on.
This year’s theme will be ‘Love continues to be our mission.’
The program will include musical selections from area choirs and individuals, and Duane Nathaniel will deliver a powerful rendition of Dr. King’s historical and moving ‘I Have a Dream’ message, which King delivered in 1963, Bauer said.
The keynote speaker will be Father John T. Judie of Louisville.
‘He is welcomed as a return participant and brings lots of love and energy to the message of peace and justice we are seeking,’ Bauer said.
As in past years, a light pitch-in luncheon will follow the service in the parish hall.
‘It’s very exciting to be able to do this here in Harrison County once again, in these unusual and unsettled times,’ Bauer said.
Everyone is welcome to attend.