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November 8, 2012
The Herald-Star

The Martin Luther King Jr. Association, Franciscan University of Steubenville and Eastern Gateway Community College presented their second-annual "Doo Wop for Scholarships" Oct. 28 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

The event, which raises funds for the Martin Luther King Scholarship, featured the Marcels, a singing group that had a number of famous hits during the 1950s and 1960s.

Prior to the presentation by the Marcels, the program consisted of dinner music performed by Theresa Jurasko, coordinator of music ministry at Franciscan University; remarks by Jim Baber, MLK's president; and Sharon Kirtdoll, the organization's treasurer. Tom Graham, chair of the sociology department at Franciscan, sang the national anthem. Anita Jackson, director of community relations at Franciscan, was event coordinator and served as mistress of ceremonies.

Lucas Gallabrese of Catholic Central High School headed the prize committee, assisted by his mother, Mary Sue Gallabrese. Eight-year-old Jasmine Baber served as hostess while Mary Jo Rinaldi and Mary Joy Van Dyne registered guests.

The next event being sponsored by the MLK Association is the Annual Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the community relations department at the university. It will be held Saturday at the St. Joseph's Center, beginning at 9 a.m. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Kirtdoll at (740) 282-8010.

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