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Many helped honor King legacy at annual concert

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Once more the annual community celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. was a joyful and successful event. The standing-room-only crowd was treated to exciting and moving gospel music and dance, some delightful children’s skits about black history, and some thoughtful words from local notables. The many people who contributed from the host Unitarian-Universalist Church are too numerous to mention but special thanks should be given to others in the community, in addition to the guests and performers from the New Home Baptist Church in Sacramento — to Supervisor Jim Holmes for his welcoming remarks and sagacious Stan Padilla for his thoughtful blessing, to Patricia Malberg for ably serving as emcee, to the Auburn Journal and particularly Jennifer Gee for their excellent before and after coverage, and to Angela Tahti and PlacerArts for their generous financial and administrative support. And thanks to all who attended for being part of this moving tribute to Dr. King and this celebration of our diversity and our unity. Joan Lacktis, board chair Sierra Foothills Unitarian-Universalists Auburn