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Local youth planning for King Day celebration

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MLK Committee members (from left) Elizabeth Spiller, Alexa Perez, Nona Golden, Elizabeth Clawson and Diana Ponce smile after a successful MLK Day event in 2016.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter 
A group of young women from Nordhoff High School and Villanova Preparatory School are working to put on Ojai's Martin Luther King Jr. Day event Jan. 16. The event is sponsored by the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation (OVYF), but the bulk of the organizational work is done by the young women who form Ojai's MLK Committee.
“It's kind of all put on our shoulders,” said Liz Spiller, a Villanova junior.
Spiller feels the event is particularly important this year, when the country is divided.

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