More than 150 people joined the walk through Williston during the annual community walk honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 21. Participants stopped throughout the route to pray for area businesses.
A message of unity marched through Williston as more than 150 residents honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Togetherness is strength," said Rev. Sheldon Ray in his prayer. He was one of several to motivate the crowd during a program following the annual community walk Jan. 21.
Ferlecia Cuthbertson, the president of the Community Uplift Program in Williston, said she hopes local organizations can work together more in the future to better serve the community. That way "we don't leave any gaps," she said.
It's especially important to reach the young people - who are the future - to realize the importance of King's message. "We need to help them recognize what they're out of school for," said Kenneth Bryant, the president of the CSC.
Edgar Brown recited King's famous "I Have a Dream Speech," which brought great applause from the crowd. "He was a dreamer with a vision of equality," said Brown.
"It's a good thing to honor Dr. King and keep his dream alive," said Doris Young, who attended the walk. "My prayer is that this community can come together in love, unity and brotherhood."
To keep the dream of unity going involves standing up for what is right. "We've got to get off the stool of doing nothing," said Ron Brown, the treasurer of the CSC.
"Dr. King made his choice. What will yours be?" asked Nakeisha Baxley, the interim principal of Kelly Edwards Elementary School.
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