Elmore County African-American Heritage Association held a celebration commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which kicked off at Rodgers Chapel AME Zion Church with memorial service. 

The service featured King as the service’s keynote speaker delivering his last public sermon titled “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” the night before he died.

Wetumpka Elementary School student Marcellus Davis, who received a $100 prize, read his essay about King’s contributions.

“(Monday) we honored Dr. King and just had an awesome service,” association board of directors chair Winfred Wise said. “The program was nice with great singing and great fellowship, just like Dr. King wanted us to be.”

The event wrapped up at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Cultural Center with food and fellowship.