January 15, 2008
Albany -- An event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King will help a museum that chronicles his work here in Albany.
Money raised at the 2008 King Day Celebration will benefit the Albany Civil Rights Institute. The museum is currently undergoing a 12,000 foot expansion.
This year, the King Day board of directors decided to give all the proceeds earned by the King Day banquet to the Civil Rights Institute. Half of the money received will go toward daily operations while the other half will help pay for the expansion.
District Attorney Ken Hodges says this year the board of directors for the organization met and decided since they were beginning the 4 million dollar expansion that they wanted to be able to fund it adequately for the years to come.
Organizers expect to raise between 30 and 60-thousand dollars.
There are still tickets available for the 10th annual King Day Celebration which will be held at the Albany Civic Center on January 21st.