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MVNU to host Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in conjunction with Kenyon College and the Knox County community, will host the 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15, from 9-11 a.m., in Foster Hall inside Ariel Arena on the MVNU campus.

With the theme “Racial Reconciliation through the Lens of Dr. King’s Legacy,” the breakfast and program will feature speaker Rev. Scott Elliott, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. This event is free and open to the public. The annual event is sponsored by The MLK Legacy Committee, Kenyon College, and MVNU.

The morning’s program will also include breakfast, presentation of the 2018 Beulah Apostolic Award, the MLK Essay contest recipients, and First-Knox National Bank Book Award winners.

There will be special musical guests and community responses from MVNU President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, Kenyon College President Dr. Sean Decatur, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard K. Mavis, and Gambier Mayor Kachen Kimmel.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lorie Shults at Kenyon College, 740-427-5846, or Jim Singletary at MVNU, 740-397-9000 ext. 4606. The reservation deadline is Jan. 12.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 32 states and 19 countries/U.S. territories.