Community Comes Together To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

, Posted: Mon, January 21 2013 at 6:43 PM, Updated: Tue, January 22 2013 at 4:12 PM

More than 600 people packed in the Historic Ashland Armory, Monday, to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

Crowds enjoyed performances from local choirs and dance groups.

But it's what was outside that was that was literally drawing people's attention.

Angelique Brownlie drew a picture of Dr. King on a chalkboard outside.

Brownlie is a volunteer at this year's event and says it's something the the civil rights leader inspired her to do.

"It's great to be part of the community, it's such a large event and I'm serving the community," Brownlie said.

The chalkboard was an idea sparked by Ashland High sophomore Brielle Preskenis as part of a school project.

"Its a way people can express what they want in their own way and be able to share their dream while sharing what Dr. King wanted, equality for all.

Monday's event and chalk board art are just small signs that Dr. King's message is still living on.

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