MLK holiday will be celebrated Jan. 18

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By The Staff

 The Ministerial Faith Alliance (MFA) will sponsor three events Saturday, Jan. 18 to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

A parade will begin at 10 a.m., according to Pastor Johnnie Jones III, the alliance’s president, and will follow a route along Highway 27A.

At 11 a.m., an empowerment rally will kick off at Cornelius Williams Park and at 7 p.m. a scholarship banquet will be held at Williston Middle School.

For over 13 years, the MFA has provided over 55 scholarships to students graduating from high school, Jones said.

Advance tickets for this year’s banquet, “Matching Beyond the Dream”, are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-17. Reserved tables are $200 (10 per table) and proceeds from the banquet will go into the scholarship fund.

Sponsors are also needed. Platinum sponsors are $200; Gold $100 and $50 Silver.

If you would like to become a sponsor or purchase tickets, please contact Mrs. Soundry Law, Committee Member at (352) 528-5227. All checks should be made payable to: Ministerial Faith Alliance, Inc.