Chamber Coffee hosted by The Gordon Parks Museum

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to a Chamber Coffee this Thursday, January 13th at 8 a.m. hosted by The Gordon Parks Museum, on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton.

The Chamber Coffee will be in the Ellis Fine Arts Center. Coffee, juice, and light refreshments will be provided.

The Chamber Coffee will be the kick-off event in honor of Gordon Parks and his tribute to Marin Luther King Jr.

The museum has scheduled a series of events which will include a free admission tribute ballet performance by the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey.

There will also be film showings on Friday January 14th and Monday January 17th of Eyes on the Prize: American Civil Rights.

A Lunch & Learn event will be held on both days that will include a reading of the “I Have A Dream” speech by the Fort Scott High School Advanced Drama students on the 14th, and Prisca Barnes speaking on “The Dockum Drugstore Sit-In” event that happened in Wichita.

In addition to all of this, the community is invited and encouraged to bring canned food or cleaning products from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the museum which is in recognition of King’s Day.

This is a service event that will happen nationally. These canned goods/cleaning products will be presented to The Beacon, a local helping agency. Please, no out-of-date goods.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce at (620) 223-3566 for more information.

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