Main Line Martin Luther King Association Holds Annual Celebration

Posted January 14th, 2010 at 2:40 pm.

The Main Line Martin Luther King Association’s annual Sunday celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bryn Mawr College will take place in Goodhart Theater on Sunday, Jan. 17, beginning at 3 p.m. Former Pennsylvania State Senator Connie Williams and the nonprofit organization ElderNet of Lower Merion-Narberth will be honored. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow in the Goodhart atrium.

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Dean Darlyne Bailey will give welcoming remarks.

This year’s program includes a dance performance by the PALM (Positive Aging in Lower Merion) Tap Dancers and music by Harold Thompson, the Main Line Interdenominational Choir, Christina Manon, the Bertha E. Jackmon Ensemble, and more.

NBC-10’s Monique Braxton will serve as master of ceremonies. The program will open with an invocation from Christopher Drennan, Villanova University’s director of spiritual growth and worship, and will be introduced by staff member Juliet Jeter of the College’s Resources Department. Nancy Kirby, assistant dean and director of admissions for the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, will introduce this year’s scholarship winners.

Williams represented the 17th District in the Pennsylvania Senate from 2001 to 2009, after serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1997 to 2001.

ElderNet is a not-for-profit organization serving Lower Merion Township and the borough of Narberth. Its mission is to enable elderly and disabled adults of low-to-moderate income the opportunity to continue to live at home safely and independently for as long as possible.

On Monday the Main Line Martin Luther King Association invites students, staff, and faculty to gather at Manoa Elementary School, 201 S. Manoa Rd., Havertown, beginning at 8:30 a.m., to participate in a series of workshops for adults and children from toddler to teen, organized by Human Resources staff member Deborah Harley. Lunch will be served following the workshops and the program. Please contact Juliet Jeter at or (610) 526-7381 for more information.

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