Lycoming College co-sponsors third annual "Walk for Service" honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Lycoming College co-sponsors third annual "Walk for Service" honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Lycoming College is co-sponsoring the third annual "Walk for Service," on Monday Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in association with the city of Williamsport and STEP's Community Connect AmeriCorps program.

The event starts at 9 a.m. with a pre-walk rally at the Campbell Street Community Center, 600 Campbell St. The rally will begin with an invocation by Richard Vaughn. Those in attendance will receive hot chocolate, coffee, juice and bagels, and the first 200 people will receive a free T-shirt.

The "Walk for Service" will begin at 10 a.m. with participants processing along Little League Boulevard to the Lycoming College Recreation Center.

Registration at the Recreation Center will begin at 10:30 a.m., at which time those in attendance will be able to view nonprofit displays and a video montage of King's speeches.

State Rep. Rick Mirabito will offer a welcome at 11 a.m. Winners of an essay contest will be announced and a performance by CAPPA will take place. The welcome will conclude with keynote speaker Rev. Jeff LeCrone, Lycoming's campus minister.

Beginning at noon, a free lunch will be provided to those in attendance. The event will concluded at 1 p.m. with a trivia contest and raffle.

The "Walk for Service" takes place nearly 54 years after King delivered a speech titled "Facing the Challenge of a New Age" in the College's Clarke Chapel on April 23, 1958.

Individuals may participate in all four events or choose those that best fit their schedule.

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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