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The Ridgefield Playhouse: 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877

21st Annual Ceremony to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 15, 2018 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm


The town of Ridgefield invites everyone to celebrate the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with music and song as well as honoring Lori Berisford, who, among other things, has been the President of the Board of Directors of SPHERE (an organization whose mission it is to enrich and enhance the lives of adults with disabilities through education, recreation and the arts) since 2014.  This ceremony, which will have performances by The Ridgefield Chorale, Broadway performers Daniel C Levine, Katie Diamond and Bryan Perri, actress Kimberly Wilson and Acclaimed Jazz Rock Fusion Band Project Grand Slam, among others, is open to the public at no charge.  In addition to musical performances, the event will include readings and remarks by selected speakers.

The Spirit of Dr. King Community Service Award is presented to a member of the town who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service and selflessness in the finest traditions of Dr. Martin Luther King.  This annual tradition honors the memory of Dr. King and celebrates how that memory lives on in the good works of Ridgefielders today. This year’s ceremony honors Lori Berisford, who, in addition to currently serving as President and Board Chair of SPHERE, is also a board member at Founders Hall and The Women’s Center, where she also serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee. Berisford rolls up her sleeves to support Ability Beyond, The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, and Sunrise Cottage, among others.