Grace College chapel will honor Dr. King on Jan. 17

News Release

WINONA LAKE — Grace College has announced plans to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The college announced in a news release issued Thursday that the campus will be closed for regular business on King’s holiday on Monday, Jan. 16.

The closing will allow students, faculty, and staff to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy with their friends and family, the college said.

On the following day, Tuesday, Jan. 17, the school will honor Dr. King during its chapel service at 10:30 a.m., where Freedom Rider Charles Pearson will share with the Grace community.

As always, chapel services are open for the public to attend, the statement said.

The announcement comes shortly after it was announced the annual event — previously held at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center — will not happen this year.

The unexpected move to cancel was made by a member of the Committee To Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King on Wednesday. A reason for the cancelation has not been given.

Grace College has been a supporter of the annual luncheon but had no comment on the decision to cancel the luncheon.

The luncheon had been a regular event for 34 years.