COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Raised hands and songs of praise filled the Lincoln Recreation Center for the 38th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keeping the Dream Alive. The event featured local choirs and singers in addition to Somerville High School principal Derron Robinson, who spoke about Dr. King’s legacy of service.
“An earthly man who was the embodiment of what it entails to be a servant,” Robinson said. “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was truly a servant and this is more than just a party.
Service was also the theme of the event. Robinson emphasized that service must be performed with grace and compassion.
“I’m still in awe of the work this man does, so that tells you it only takes one individual to make a difference,” Robinson said.
Isaiah Williams, assistant supervisor at the Lincoln Recreation Center, believes King’s embodiment of service is an important message for people of all ages.
“He lived by it, and he died by it,” Smith said. “The least we can do is try to spread that message.”
Smith said that message always needs to be repeated. He hopes participants left the program with a renewed desire to serve others in any way possible.
“It doesn’t matter what you look like,” Smith said. “What you offer the people around you is important, what do you do to make the most of your situation and those ideas. This is only a small part of it.
The Lincoln Recreation Center is hosting more community events this month. Click here for more information.
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