The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy will be celebrated nationwide Monday, Jan. 18, however it will be commemorated locally with two weekend events.
The Roane County chapter of the NAACP will host its annual Freedom Banquet 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Roane State Community College.
It is an opportunity to raise money for the Roane County Chapter of the NAACP’s scholarship fund and kick off the Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, said chapter president Joe Eskridge.
Singers and guest speakers will highlight the event, the largest fundraiser for the chapter.