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Martin Luther King Day Observed in Elizabethtown

Dozens of people gathered in a pavilion at Elizabethtown Community Park on Monday, Jan. 15, for a local commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Adults and children carried signs with quotations from King from the park to Center Square and back before enjoying hot dogs and hot chocolate.

Jon Fuddy, who organized the event with his wife, Kelly Shaffer Fuddy, said before the march, “We have come a very long time from then, but there is still a lot of work to do.” He said the event was organized because “we wanted to do something for Martin Luther King Day, but there was nothing anywhere close by to do.”

King, a civil rights leader noted for his advocacy of nonviolence, was born Jan. 15, 1929, and assassinated in 1968. The third Monday in January has been a federal holiday in his honor since 1986; about one third of private employers recognize the holiday

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