MLK celebration is held in Oswego, KS today - KOAM TV 7

MLK celebration is held in Oswego, KS today


Four States residents are remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today.

A gathering was held in his honor at the community center in Oswego, Kansas this afternoon.

Attendees heard inspirational speakers and worship music performances, as well as received a free meal.

Some community members say they look forward to celebrating this holiday every year.

"I think it's important for the community because it brings us all together as one," local resident Juanita Armstrong said.  "Everybody has wonderful messages to deliver, to let everybody know we are one."

Coordinator Floyd Cavitt Jr. says this is the only long standing annual MLK celebration in the Four States.

"This is the 21st King celebration in Oswego. It's the smallest town in the world to have an annual King day and it's the only annual King celebration in the four state area," he said.

Cavitt says it is an annual tradition that anyone can take part in.

"That's why I like to celebrate," Cavitt said.  "He fought for everybody, not only me, but everybody else."

One group that performed today is known as "Singing For The Divine."  They had not attended the event in previous years, but have already been invited back to attend next year.

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