Canandaigua’s MLK celebration set for Monday

The City of Canandaigua will present the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration at noon Monday, Jan. 15,at the First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St. in Canandaigua. Mayor Ellen Polimeni will preside as Mistress of Ceremonies.

“The City of Canandaigua is proud to honor the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by continuing this tradition,” Polimeni stated. “We look forward to seeing the many talents of the Canandaigua students being featured as we celebrate and honor Dr. King.”

Canandaigua Academy students will present selections of Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” speech. The presentation will include excerpts from the winning scholarship essay awarded to Canandaigua Academy’s 2017 graduate Megan Palmer. The annual celebration will also feature winners of the MLK Poster Contest. Three student posters from grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 will each be awarded a $25 cash prize. Their artwork will be displayed locally and used for future flyers and programs for the celebration.

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