Unity & Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Community leaders from around the county participated in a virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event Monday, Jan. 18. Even though the annual march and church service at St. Paul Methodist Church was cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, the tradition, now in its 28th year, continued virtually. Pastor Joel Usher and Glidden Baptist Church hosted the event. Columbus Police Chief Skip Edman, Columbus Mayor Lori An Gobert, Eagle Lake City Manager Melissa Landin, Eagle Lake Police Chief Federico Garza, Citizen reporter and local minister John Jones, Pastor Dan Pore and Pastor Usher reminded the online audience of the importance of unity and service throughout our community. Beverley McMillian and students of A Brighter Day Child Care had a mini march through the church, inspired by the annual MLK Day marches of the last 27 years. Local musician Robert Sanders played a song he wrote, inspired by King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Pore recited a portion of King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech. The event can be watched on the Colorado County Citizen Facebook page or the Glidden Baptist Church Facebook page.