WESTFIELD, NJ — Due to freezing temperatures, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day March set for Monday morning has been called off, but the church service is still on, authorities said.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield’s 32nd Interfaith Commemoration Service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Westfield, 125 Elmer St., starting at 1 p.m.
The keynote speaker at the service, Stanley Talbert, a doctoral student at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, is set to speak on the topic of “Striving for the Highest Good: Responding to Acts of Hatred.”
Winners of the Dr. King Association’s annual essay, poetry and art contest in the local elementary and intermediate schools will be recognized at the service, organizers said.
The annual event is anticipated to receive a boost this year from past organizers of the town’s Women’s March, which instead of holding a third annual march are supporting the Dr. Martin Luther King Association Jr. of Westfield for the Monday march, its organizers announced.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield’s 32nd Interfaith Commemoration Service will be at the First Congregational Church of Westfield, 125 Elmer St., at 1 p.m.