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Emmanuel Christian Academy and Western Reserve Hospital to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Free Luncheon and Performance at Natatorium

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Jan. 11, 2017 — For the fourth consecutive year, Western Reserve Hospital will welcome students from Emmanuel Christian Academy to celebrate the legacy and namesake holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by reciting speeches and performing songs at a free luncheon, held at noon on Monday, Jan. 16, at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium.

Western Reserve Hospital hosts Emmanuel students each Martin Luther King Jr. Day to celebrate the legacy of the civil rights movement and the accomplishments of its leaders with songs, dances, skits and speech recitations.

“We look forward to displaying our students’ diverse talents on Martin Luther King Jr. Day each year, and Western Reserve Hospital continues to be a valuable partner in helping us reach the community with this event,” said V. Rena Suber, principal of Emmanuel. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and so many other leaders who stood for equality throughout American history, have left a legacy that deserves to be celebrated, honored and remembered often.”

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and a free lunch will be provided. An RSVP is required. To RSVP, contact Kathy Romito, community outreach manager, at (330) 971-7408 or

About Emmanuel Christian Academy

Emmanuel Christian Academy is located at 350 South Portage Path in Akron, Ohio, and serves children from 6 weeks old through eighth grade. The mission of Emmanuel Christian Academy is to provide instruction in God's Word and conventional instruction that meets or exceeds state standards for all who desire a biblical foundation: and to serve students who historically have been defined as at-risk and those who are underserved in traditional systems of education. Emmanuel’s administration, faculty and staff believe they are called to “Educate Children in the Spirit of Excellence” and to be positive role models for students so they can become productive citizens in their communities.