Governor Paul R. LePage will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day by attending the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast in Waterville on Monday, Jan. 20. Additionally, Governor LePage has signed a proclamation declaring Monday as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
"On this day our state and nation remembers the life and work of a man who dedicated his life to ensure civil rights for all Americans," Governor LePage said. "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was committed to advancing equality, social justice and opportunity for all, and his teachings can continue to guide and inspire us in addressing the challenges of today."
"As we remember Dr. King, we are reminded of the many opportunities we have as Americans to give back to our communities on this holiday and make an ongoing commitment to service throughout the year."
This is the 24th year of the event, which is sponsored by the Waterville Rotary Club and Spectrum Generations. Governor LePage, who is a Rotarian, has attended the annual Waterville event for many years.
Kurt Nelson, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Colby College, is the guest speaker at the community breakfast in Waterville, which starts at 7:30 a.m. Monday. Kurt is a graduate of St. Olaf College and Yale Divinity School. After having worked for five years at Dartmouth College, he became Colby's first and only Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life in August, 2012.