Residents, clergy and elected officials gathered Monday at St. Vincent’s House for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Prayer Circle, offering songs and prayers for a better Galveston and a better nation.

St. Vincent’s House Board President Bonnie Farmer moderated the event that drew about 100 people, including District 23 state Rep. Mayes Middleton and Galveston City Councilwoman Amy Bly.

Kathryn Eastburn: 409-683-5257; kathryn.eastburn@galvnews.com.

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