Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated in Midland & Beaver – The Times

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated in Midland & Beaver – The Times

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Beaver County Times

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Najee Harris remotely will join Midland’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities.

First Presbyterian Church of Beaver also is among the local institutions commemorating the holiday honoring the Civil Rights leader.

A Jan. 17 event hosted by the Midland Women’s Civic Club (MWCC) will celebrate perseverance and King’s quote “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”.

For the second consecutive year due to the pandemic, the Midland event will be streamed live as a virtual event via Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s Facebook page ( and Lincoln Park’s YouTube page. beginning at 1 p.m. Those reflecting on the theme of perseverance will include Jen Mura Miller, executive director of The Center, a nonprofit organization addressing the needs of children and families in Midland; Valerie McElvy, the founder of Professional Outfitters and Variety Shoppe under the Agency of the Franklin Center of Beaver County and sole proprietor of We’re At Your Service in New Brighton; Aisya Washington, a Midland-native and former scholarship winner who now works as a fashion stylist in New York City; and special guest Harris, the Steeler running back out of the University of Alabama.

Additionally, there will be a dance performance by Trinity Thomas and a vocal performance by Moriah Cary.

The signature underwriter of the event is Lincoln Learning Solutions. Key sponsors include the Midland School District, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Baden Academy Charter School, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, Midland Innovation + Technology Charter School and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, which is producing the event.

Proceeds directly benefit students bound for college through the MWCC’s Greater Midland Scholarship Foundation. The Midland Women’s Civic Club invites the general public to make MLK Day a “day on” of fellowship and enlightenment to benefit local students through scholarships from the safety and comfort of their homes, offices, and any COVID-safe environment. 

Even though the program is virtual again this year, the MWCC still is holding its annual service project for The Center and The Women’s Center of Beaver County. This project seeks donations that would include:  

For the Women’s Shelter of Beaver County:  Dish detergent, napkins, paper products, paper plates, toilet paper, paper towels, Ziploc bags (gallon-size), Clorox Wipes, hand sanitizer, make-up, nail polish, hairbrushes, hair accessories, and/or non-perishable food items. 

For The Center Food Bank:  non-perishable food Items, individually wrapped kids snacks. 

Other local sites will conduct King-related programming.

First Presbyterian Church of Beaver will host an 11:30 a.m. …….


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