The 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon took place on Monday at the Radisson Hotel in Utica.

The event is sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Frontiers and is held to honor the legacy of the slain civil rights leader.

The keynote speaker was Mohawk Valley Community College President Randall VanWagoner.

Elected officials who attended the luncheon included Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Sheriff Rob Maciol, District Attorney Scott McNamara and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri.

About 300 people attended the event.

Jim Rondenellli, WIBX