DECATUR — Lawrence Trimble, director of student services for the Decatur School District, will be the guest speaker for this year's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon, a news release from the Decatur Human Relations commission said.
The luncheon will be noon Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Decatur Club, 158 W. Prairie Ave. The theme is "50 Years Later — What is Your Dream?" The lunch and Freedom March will be part of the 32nd annual weekend of events in Decatur in honor of the slain civil rights leader.
Trimble is an associate pastor of discipleship at Maranatha Assembly of God. He has been an active part of the community for 14 years, the news release said, helping organize youth/community events, volunteering in youth organizations, facilitating discussions to reduce truancy dropout rates and facilitating conversations on race and mending race relations.
The Freedom March will be at noon Monday, Jan. 15, and begin at the civic center. The march will proceed north to the Church of the Living God Temple 1, 1915 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Tickets for the lunch are $35 and available in the Human Resources Office, second floor, Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza. A table of 10 may be purchased for $350. Tickets will not be sold at the door the day of the luncheon.
The annual King weekend events are led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Steering Committee, a subcomittee of the Decatur Human Relations Commission. For more information, call the city's Human Resources Department at (217) 424-2805.