Walpole's candlelight vigil
Over 30 people attended the Martin Luther King Day Observance held on Sunday, February 10. The observance started with a candlelight vigil on the Walpole Common for 30 minutes. It then moved into United Church in Walpole for readings, reflections, and light refreshments. Participants read excerpts of Martin Luther King’s speeches and sermons. Adrienne Williams told of her experience walking the reenactment of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, and Rev. John Lilly gave recollections of his encounters with Dr. Martin Luther King. The observance had previously been planned for January 21, but was postponed because of the ice storm. The observance was sponsored by United Church in Walpole and the Walpole Peace and Justice Group.