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Local Students to Carry Torch Opening the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

by Public Relations | Published On: Jan 15, 2013 | Last Updated: 

Phoenix, AZ – Students from Edison Elementary School in Phoenix will officially open this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Awards Breakfast with a 3.5 mile “Flame of Hope” Torch Run through downtown Phoenix on Friday, January 18. Phoenix Police officers will join the students as they depart from City Hall running west to the State Capitol, then east to US Airways Arena and finally north to the Sheraton Hotel where they will present the torch and open the annual Breakfast event at 7:00 a.m.

“Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is proud to return again as this year's sponsor of the torch,” said Valerie Churchwell, Small Business Outreach Manager for the Phoenix Aviation Department. “We are even more pleased that for the seventh year in a row students from Edison Elementary School, one of our Airport neighborhood schools, will again be the ‘featured runners’ for this event.”

The students will also lead the City of Phoenix annual Martin Luther King Day march on January 21. The three mile march will depart from Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 9:00 a.m., ending at Margaret T. Hance Park located at 3rd Street and Moreland in Phoenix.