Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.



The Jaffrey Civic Center’s annual commemoration, Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., brings people together to remember and find inspiration in the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the occasion of the national holiday. To encourage thoughtful reflection and creative expression about Dr. King and the values he stood for, the Civic Center holds High School (Essay) and Middle School (Poster) contests with cash prizes in the fall leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as well as encouraging related grade school activities. The theme of this year’s event and contests is “What is the Dream Today?” The commemoration, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018, 5-6pm, at the United Church of Jaffrey followed by a reception at the Civic Center, where student work will also be on display in a special exhibit.


Essay Cash Prizes: First Place $100, Second Place $50

Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017

Poster Cash Prize: $75

Deadline: Friday, December 1st, 2017

Winners announced at Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 15, 2018 All essays and posters will be exhibited at the Jaffrey Civic Center Student MLK Exhibit January 2018

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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