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Pandemic forces change for MLK Day celebration
Rev. Leo Burns
The Rev. Dr. Leo Burns is shown speaking at a 2019 Juneteenth event at the Effingham Health System Education Complex. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

The Rev. Dr. Leo Burns, pastor of Union Springs Independent Methodist Church in Clyo, will serve as the grand marshal of Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration in Springfield. 

 Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MLK Observance Day Committee has scheduled one event, a noon drive-up program at the Effingham County Fairgrounds. Participants will remain in their vehicles. 

Masks and social distancing will be required.