ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) ----- As the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is celebrated this weekend, the African American Resource Center at Booker brings generations together at its Day of Service luncheon.
2020 marks the federal holiday's 25th anniversary of national recognition and organizers want to ensure the message of hope and equality reaches the Rockford community.
On Saturday, the Landmark Building on Kent Street served as a catalyst for change as Forest City youth served the area's senior citizens.
AARCB Executive Director Joyce Higgins saying encouragement is the first step toward making a difference.
"This intergenerational program today serves as a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., who served people continuously throughout his life, but it also helps the seniors connect with the young people and the young people connect with the seniors. That's what it's all about," said Higgins.