25th Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast postponed due to virus numbers

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The 25th Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast that was set for Monday at The Commons has been postponed until at least late February, according to organizers.

The local African American Pastors Alliance plans the gathering that was originally going to be limited to 200 people at The Commons. But now the group has decided to change plans because of the ever-growing numbers of COVID-19 omicron variant patients locally, especially at Columbus Regional Health, where record numbers are being treated.

“We realize that, because of the COVID numbers, everyone else is being cautious,” said Frank Griffin with the Alliance. “And so we feel that we need to be cautious, too.”

Griffin said a new date probably will be selected within a couple weeks.

“And we’ll probably lean toward something (exclusively) virtual, unless something drastically changes” Griffin said.

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