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Peekskill Interfaith MLK Celebration Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

The Combined Children's Choir performed at the MLK Interfaith Worship Service in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Minister Tuesday Paige McDonald and the Combined Children's Choir. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Peekskill Mayor Frank Catalina. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Combined Interfaith Adult Choir. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Cantor Devorah Avery and the Temple Israel Singers performed in Peekskill for MLK Day. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Rabbi Jennifer Jaech accepted the MLK Community Service Award for Temple Israel of Northern Westchester. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Officials and clergy filled the front row for the MLK event in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Peekskill's MLK service included plenty of music. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A large crowd enjoyed the MLK service. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Reverend Stephany Graham. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. - A large and enthusiastic crowd showed up Jan. 18 at the Peekskill Middle School, as the Peekskill Area Pastors Association and the Mount Olivet Baptist Church presented an Interfaith Worship Service recalling the courage and determination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Titled "Beyond a Dream to a Vision," the celebration included performances by the combined interfaith adult and youth choirs, the United Methodist Church of Peekskill's Praise Dancers, the Temple Israel Singers, as well as a presentation of the MLK Community Service Award, which went to Temple Israel of Westchester.

"I think it's important to be here, important for everybody to come together and support equality, people's rights, the right for liberty and happiness," said Ron Goldberg, who was in attendance with his wife Robin, and children, Ryan, 9, and Jordan, 6, of Ossining. "That's part of what it's all about. People of different races need to come together and support each other."

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