Daily Journal staff report

The local Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation will host several events to celebrate the life of the acclaimed civil rights leader.

The annual celebration’s kickoff event will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant St.

The event will include a movie, games, refreshments, a coloring contest and more.

A gospel concert celebrating King’s birthday will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Church of the Nazarene, 1000 N. Entrance, Kankakee.

The concert will feature the Olivet Nazarene Proclamation Choir, Second Baptist Church youth choir, Voices of Joy youth choir of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Kankakee United Community Choir and many more.

Admission to the concert is free, however, they will be taking donations for a college scholarship.

Two events are planned for Monday. The day’s celebration will begin with an Interfaith Prayer Breakfast from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at Quality Inn and Suites, Bradley. There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.

At 10 a.m. Monday, there will be an Ecumenical Service featuring speaker the Rev. Carl Randle Sr., pastor of Fair Haven Church of God in Christ. The service will be held in Caldwell Chapel AME Zion Church, 805 N. Evergreen, Kankakee.

For more information, call Dr. Patricia Polk at 815-685-9220.

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