Prayer breakfast celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

| January 19, 2015
MLK celebration: Ohio State Senator Jay Hottinger of the 31st Senate District of Ohio, was the guest speaker at the Third Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast. Pictured from left are Joy Padgett, who introduced Hottinger, Hottinger, and Sheldon Mencer, who was the master of ceremony for the breakfast. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

MLK celebration: Ohio State Senator Jay Hottinger of the 31st Senate District of Ohio, was the guest speaker at the Third Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast. Pictured from left are Joy Padgett, who introduced Hottinger, Hottinger, and Sheldon Mencer, who was the master of ceremony for the breakfast. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – What is the American dream?

“Some say the American dream today is just about survival, but it’s about more than materialism and Dr. King knew this,” said Ohio State Senator Jay Hottinger of the 31st Senate District of Ohio.

Hottinger was the guest speaker at the Third Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, which was held Jan. 19 at The Coshocton Christian Tabernacle and organized by the Greater Coshocton Community Development Corporation.

“It’s about the freedom to choose how to live your life,” he said. “It’s about doing what you are called to do and being who you are called to be.”

Hottinger challenged everyone in attendance to not just be dreamers, but dream makers.

“One day someone will be thankful that you helped make their dream come true or made the world a better place,” he said.

Musical entertainment at the breakfast was provided by Linda Weber who encouraged everyone to love one another.

“Dr. Martin Luther King had a lot to say about love and he also knew God,” she said. “The only hope for our country is to put God back in our foundation and live by Godly morals.”

Between songs, Weber also shared some quotes by King.

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend and let no man pull you so low as to hate them,” she read.

Proceeds from the breakfast went to the Second Chance Homeless Shelter operated by The Greater Coshocton Community Development Corporation. Corporate Sponsors were Auer Ace Hardware and Century National Bank.

“I hope your dreams are rooted in faith and a relationship with our creator and savior,” Hottinger said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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