The largest crowd in several years joined in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday sponsored by the Accomack County Branch of the NAACP. The theme was “dream, believe, unite, and serve.”
Newly elected Accomack County Treasurer James A. Lilliston gave the message at the event, held at Macedonia A.M.E. Church in Accomac.
Lilliston recounted his own life story that led to his being elected treasurer, and encouraged listeners to “be yourself,” knowing that “God has a plan for each of us.”
The event was opened by Elder Ralph Harmon Jr., president of the Accomack County Branch NAACP, and presided over by Bishop David Sabatino, pastor of Foundation of Faith Ministries.
After the church service, attendees marched from the church to the courthouse green in downtown Accomac, where the Rev. Dr. Lisa Johnson gave a brief message.
Johnson spoke about “the power of one,” saying, “They say that one is the loneliest number. I say that one is a powerful number. Folks, your vote can make a difference. One voice — your voice — can make the difference. So be the one. Be the one who dreams; be the one who believes. Be the one that helps folks unite.”
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