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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in the region

 (The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

Today’s Spokane events honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. include the annual march beginning at River Park Square with a community resource fair and ceremony at 10 a.m. Elisha Mitchell will sing, and the Rev. Happy Watkins will deliver King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

The Unity March through downtown Spokane will begin at 10:30 a.m. (See map above for route.) The resource fair and entertainment will continue until 2 p.m.

At noon, Watkins will deliver the “I Have a Dream” speech at Holy Family Hospital’s Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St.

In Idaho, the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a social gathering at the Highlands Day Spa (the old Highlands golf club), 4365 E. Inverness Drive in Post Falls. The event will include food and auctions.

Tickets cost $25 and will be available at the door. For more information, call (208) 765-3932.

A “Help Light the Way” celebration will start in Pioneer Park in Lewiston and continue with a candlelight procession to the Lewis-Clark State College Activity Center and entertainment by the KuUmba African Drummers, dance troupe POWER-UP and the Spokane Community Gospel Choir. Watkins will deliver the “I Have a Dream” speech.

For more information, call (208) 743-1535 or (208) 792-2812.