The Interfaith Council of Westport and Weston will present its Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration at the United Methodist Church in Westport at 3 p.m. Jan. 16.

This event will be co-produced by Westport resident Kimberly Wilson and her sister Peggy Jorgensen of Redding. Wilson is former Miss Black Minnesota and a professional actress and singer who performed as Maya Angelou in last year's program. Jorgensen is the teacher in the talented and gifted program at Weston Middle School, and a real estate agent with Westport Coldwell Banker. She will also portray Madame C.J. Walker.

This year's program will include students and residents, as well as town clergy and dignitaries. The event is scheduled to include actors, dancers, musicians and singers; a young artists' Dream Gallery; a march for jobs, peace and freedom; a Living Museum, in which a council-sponsored reception will showcase historical figures who will mingle with guests; "I Have a Dream" speech recited by clergy and town representatives; a Men's Only suit and clothing drive, sponsored by Fabricare Cleaners; and a food drive to support local pantries.

Among those participating in the program are the Gilly Napp Dance Troupe of Wilton, P.J. Letersky of Westport, Barbara Schottenfeld of Weston and Paul Bogaev of Weston, all entertainers who will perform.

The celebration is free and open to the public, but guests are asked to bring items for the clothing and food drives.

For information, e-mail Wilson at or Jorgensen at