Music, vigil to mark MLK Day Monday

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BENNINGTON — The Throwbacks band, Victoria Benkoski, Matt Edwards, Bennington County Community Chorus, the Strummin' Ukes of Bennington and a MAUHS Choral group will all join together for a night of music and song at Oldcastle Theatre at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 to celebrate Bennington's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Events will begin at 6 p.m. at the Four Corners in downtown Bennington with a candlelight vigil and singing led by David O'Brien. Folks will move to the theatre for cider and cookies, and to view an exhibit of posters created by MAU students of the Career Development Center to commemorate this special day.

At 7 p.m. the music and singing will begin. During the festivities, students who have won awards in the Dr. King Poster Contest will be introduced and recognized. At the end of the night all of the musicians and the audience will join together in song.

Sponsored by the Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center and the Greater Bennington Interfaith Council, the night was created to lift our spirits and stir hope in these challenging times, to bring light to our darkness. The Rev. Steve Dale and Jim Quinlan will lead the program.

Oldcastle is located at 331 Main St., Bennington.



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