COVID-19 cancels MLK Breakfast

MLK Prayer Breakfast celebrates 31 years
MLK Prayer Breakfast celebrates 31 years
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 1:50 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2022 at 5:47 PM CST
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The City of Wichita Falls announced on Tuesday that The Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer and Scholarship Breakfast would be canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases.

Officials with the city said that anyone who purchased tickets to the event could either get a refund or donate the money to the Wichita Falls MLK Center scholarship fund.

MLK Center Coordinator, Michael Davis says the hope is that those who receive the scholarship will come to the Falls after college and leave a lasting impact.

“Some of these alumni go on to do greater and bigger things,” Davis said. “They make, not only Wichita Falls proud, but they make us all proud. We like to see them and keep in touch with everybody that has received a scholarship and bring them back and sure they contribute to the city as they leave and grow up and be better citizens.”

In addition to donating your ticket money, the MLK Center will also be accepting checks for those who didn’t buy a ticket or for those who want to donate more.

“We need all the help that we can get to help these young people have their dreams come true and that’s what the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King is,” Davis said. “It’s to be a better citizen and that’s what we’re trying to do with everything that we do here. Lift people up and boost them on their way.”

For more information, call the Wichita Falls MLK Center at (940) 761-7980 or you can visit them at 1100 Smith Street.

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