Celebration

Community leaders gather on the step of First Baptist Church in South Boston Sunday afternoon for the church’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration “Love Is Power.” Participating in the celebration are Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Scott, master and mistress of ceremony; pastor Robert M. Tucker of Sunflower Baptist Church; pastor Dr. William Keen of Traynham Grove Baptist Church; Helen Leigh, assistant treasurer of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council; Valdivia Hall, vice president of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council; the Rev. Jackie Stamps; Deacon Lealand Luck, member of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council; pastor Dr. Otis R. Dillard of County Line Baptist Church; pastor Kevin Chandler of Trinity Baptist Church; Mattie Cowan, president of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council; Linda Owen, assistant secretary of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council; Sharon Medley, member of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council; pastor Alan G. Smith of First Baptist Church; Sandra Garner-Coleman, member of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council; Monica Edmonds, secretary of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council; and Derwin Leigh Sr., member of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council.