Columbus celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with service to others

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Service to others, while giving back to our educators.

That’s how Columbus celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The annual event brought several community groups together Monday morning, beginning with breakfast.

The city, Columbus Air Force Base, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Board of Supervisors, Mississippi University for Women, Sodexo Food Services and the United Way of Lowndes County all sponsored the event.

Dr. Rita Felton, the first African-American female Command Chief Master Sergeant at CAFB, spoke to the crowd.

She believes we still have challenges today but there is more people willing to speak up to give hope.

“When you are serving others, you are the dealer of hope. And in today’s environment, that’s what people need more than anything… is for people to believe. And you cannot have hope if you do not have faith, because faith sees what others can’t see,” said Dr. Felton.

Once the event was over, hundreds of volunteers handed out school supplies to over 700 teachers in Columbus and Lowndes County.

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