Annual Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast Monday, January 15th

Monday, January 15th the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will be hosting their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast.Among singers and a variety of speakers, this year’s keynote speaker will be Tony Franklin. Dwight White, President of the Galesburg Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee says 100% of the proceeds raised during the event will go towards scholarships. “We have an essay contest,” White said. “It’s (for) 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (from) Churchill, Lombard, and Costa. They write an essay on whatever we come up with. This year’s theme is Thurgood Marshall. We’re going to have the essay winner come out and read their essay. Come out. We’re going to have a good time – all the money raised goes towards the scholarships.” This year’s breakfast just so happens to fall on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.  The event is being held at the First Lutheran Church on East Water Street in Galesburg with doors opening at 7:30am. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids ten years old and younger. WGIL Host Tom Meredith will be broadcasting Galesburg’s Morning News live from the event.