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Fayetteville Events Honor King’s Dream

Attendees Urged To Strive to Contribute

Posted: January 21, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTOS ANDY SHUPE 
Marchers make their way up Maple Street during the annual march Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. in Fayetteville.
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STAFF PHOTOS ANDY SHUPE Marchers make their way up Maple Street during the annual march Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. in Fayetteville.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of equality, unity and brotherhood rang out Monday, embodied by more than 800 marchers who walked up Dickson Street to celebrate the federal holiday bearing King’s name.

AT A GLANCE

Martin Luther King Jr. Council Honorees

The Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council recognized four individuals and one organization for outstanding community service Monday during the 18th annual Recommitment Banquet at the Fayetteville Town Center.

Lifetime Achievement Award — Barbara Lofton

Ernestine White-Gibson Individual Achievement Award — Tanya Cook

Rodney Momon Youth Award — Brendan Cook

Rev. J.A. Hawkins Posthumous Award — William “Bill” Whitfield

Corporation of the Year Award — Ronnie Brewer Foundation

Also during the banquet, the Martin Luther King Jr. Council presented $25,000 in scholarships to 25 high school and college students.

Source: Staff Report

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