FSCC Announces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance

Submitted by Heather Browne

Fort Scott Community College will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a “Lunch and Learn” presentation on Monday, January 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Gordon Parks Museum.

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The program will feature a talk by Reverend Dr. Jared Witt, pastor of the Fort Scott First Presbyterian Church, followed by a discussion about service projects needed in the area.

Celebrated on the third Monday of January, the holiday is a time when the nation pauses to remember Dr. King’s life and work, and to honor his legacy with a day of community service—“a day on, not a day off.”

“Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is about serving others and particularly people in our own communities,” said Jill Warford, Gordon Parks Museum Director. “Rev. Dr. Jared Witt will speak on Dr. King’s Legacy and then we will have participants talk at their own tables about service projects that are needed in our community. Those who are part of a service organization with needs and those who would like to volunteer are encouraged to attend.”

The Lunch and Learn is free and open to the public. Participants should bring their lunch with them; drinks and desserts will be provided. Participants are also asked to bring an item for the Beacon food pantry. For more information, contact Warford at 620-223-2700, ext. 5850.

Calendar of upcoming FSCC events

Monday, January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Lunch & Learn, 12 – 1 p.m. in Gordon Parks Museum

Saturday, January 14

FSCC Women’s Basketball vs. Labette CC, 2 p.m. at Arnold Arena

FSCC Men’s Basketball vs. Labette CC, 4 p.m. at Arnold Arena

Wednesday, January 18

FSCC Women’s Basketball at Johnson County CC, 5:30 p.m.

FSCC Men’s Basketball at Johnson County CC, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 19

FSCC Women’s Basketball at St. Mary’s JV, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 21

FSCC Women’s Basketball vs. Hesston College, 2 p.m. at Arnold Arena

FSCC Men’s Basketball vs. Hesston College, 4 p.m. at Arnold Arena

Monday, January 23 

FSCC Women’s Basketball vs. Southeast CC, 4 p.m. at Arnold Arena

FSCC Men’s Basketball vs. Southeast CC, 6 p.m. at Arnold Arena

Wednesday, January 25

FSCC Men’s Basketball at Washburn JV, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 28

FSCC Women’s Basketball at KCKCC, 2 p.m.

FSCC Men’s Basketball at KCKCC, 4 p.m.

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