Mayor James Fiorentini invites residents who took part in the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, to a celebration in his office tomorrow at 8 a.m.
Coffee and refreshments will be served. The mayor will be presenting citations to residents who took part in this historic event, including resident Irene Chretian. Fiorentini said the March on Washington was organized 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, by Civil Rights leaders.
The March protested what was called segregation, the legal system in the south at the time, where black Americans could not go to the same schools as whites, sleep in the same hotels, eat in the same restaurants and often were not allowed the right to vote. At the end of the March, a young minister from Alabama spoke eloquently of a dream.
That “I have a Dream Speech” became one of the greatest speeches in American history. The speaker was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, who went on to inspire the nation.
Psychic readings Thursday at castle
Winnekenni Castle will host an evening of psychic readings on Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Readers will be on hand inside the castle for appointments. The castle’s regular readers, Judith-Anne and Valeria joined this month by tarot specialist and intuitive reader “Kuri,” who is returning as a regular after a being away from the area for several years.
Cost is $20 per 15-minute reading. Multiple appointments may be purchased to create longer blocks of time with the readers. Appointments are booked at the door only. Special guest is Cara Smoley, who does wisdom portraits, or intuitive drawings on-site. Smoley will meditate on people’s signatures and create a personal image in color received from the surrounding energy field then will explain the meaning of the portrait and answer questions. Doors open at 5:55 p.m. Guests are permitted to purchase later hour appointments, leave the castle and then return in time for their session. Socializing before and after appointments in the castle’s main hall is welcomed. Refreshments will be available. For more information visit www.winnekenni.com.