On Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, the annual Bluffton MLK Banquet will kick off the MLK Celebrations in Bluffton from 6-9 p.m. at Campbell Chapel AME Church, before the memorial service and march on Monday. The banquet will feature integral leaders of the community who will moderate and be participants of the program, including Dr. AL Panu, Chancellor of USCB Bluffton as its Keynote Speaker. Emory Campbell will also highlight this year’s program providing an update of the state of the Gullah Culture. There will be live entertainment, door prizes, and a full catered dinner. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, contact Anne L. Cooke at (843) 757-3417, Bridgett Frazier at (561) 452-3703, Marcia Frazier at (843) 757-3229 or Sharon Brown at (843) 368-6755 or see the Facebook event page.