Every year The Spirit of Dr. King Award is given to a Ridgefield resident for their outstanding commitment to community service and selflessness, as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. This year will be special, not only because it is it the 25th Anniversary of this event, but because, for the first time, it will all be done virtually and can be viewed LIVE on Monday, January 18. 2020, beginning at 1 pm on the Ridgefield Playhouse YouTube Channel, and will be available for replay viewing anytime thereafter.”
Although this year it will be done a little differently,” says Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, “it will still be an event worthy of celebrating 25 years of holding this event, and look at how far we’ve come since the ceremony began in our town 25 years ago.” So, it seems only fitting to recognize the person who started the celebration a quarter of century ago, by giving The Spirit of Dr King Award to Mark Robinson. In addition to the awards ceremony, which will be available on the Town of Ridgefield’s YouTube Channel, the virtual event will include performances by The Ridgefield Chorale, KEYS students (including the Talmadge Hill Choir), The Phil Ramone Youth Orchestra, The Ridgefield Diwali Committee, Poet Laureate Barb Jennes, students from A Better Chance, and actress Kimberly Wilson- who has also been a part of the entertainment every year since the first celebration. Sharing their own reflections on Dr. King, Rabbi Jon Hadden and Deacon Arthur Miller will give the invocation and benediction.
Available to stream beginning on Monday, January 18, 2020, beginning at 1 pm at Ridgefield Playhouse YouTube Channel.