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Mt. Airy Church Marks MLK Day With Interfaith Service

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By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An annual interfaith service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. was held in Mount Airy, yesterday afternoon.

More than 300 people crowded into St. Terese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church.

Bill Thompson of the hospitality committee said it was an honor to be chosen to host the service. “Martin Luther King is a legend and dynamic person in my life and I’m sure in the people who are here today and what we like to do is open the doors and let the people see we can show a good time and celebrate this day.”

Speakers came from a variety of denominations. Rabbi Tsurah August spoke of King’s enduring legacy.

“And that is what the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. did. He opened our vision, lifted the hearts and souls and minds of our brothers and sisters of African descent and opened the eyes and minds and hearts of all of us.”

Among those listening was Barbara Adams, who brought her granddaughter to the service.

“Martin Luther King Jr. is a significant figures for me and he did a lot in history and a lot for people and I was trying to teach my grandchildren about him.”

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