The Rev. Larry Whatley is to ask "How Do We Keep the Dream Alive?" in his remarks at the annual community celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St., Tiffin.
The 7:15 p.m. program is free.
The annual dinner, also at the church, is to begin at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 4 and 10.
Reservations must be made by Thursday by calling Jill Earl at (419) 448-3264.
Whatley has been a weathercaster with WUPW Fox Toledo for two years, having previously worked at WTOL, and is a co-founder of WLMB, northwest Ohio's Christian television station. In his 25-year career as a news reporter and weather forecaster, Whatley received numerous awards including the National Black Media Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Emcees Naji Williams of Heidelberg University's Black Student Union and William Jackson of Tiffin University's Black United Students are to coordinate the evening program, which has a theme of "Love is the Answer/ Peace is the Plan."
Mayors are to present official proclamations and comments, area school children are to read their award-winning essays and the annual Peacemaker's Award is to be announced.
This year, there is to be recognition of the renovation of one of Tiffin's oldest pre-Civil War homes, the Spiva Manley House.