Community-wide MLK birthday observance

Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 09:30 AM.

The annual community-wide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2013 Birthday Celebration and National Holiday Observance will kick off with a spiritual-filled program dedicated to the memories of his life and legacy at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at New Bethel AME Church, located at 146 Avenue C at the corner of U.S. Highway 98 in Port St. Joe. 

On Monday, January 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET, the observance will culminate with activities focusing on community service, “A Day On! Not A Day Off”. 

Activities scheduled will focus on healthcare, education, religious, social, and political involvement in living and honoring Dr. King’s legacy.  The theme for this year is:  “From King to Obama.” 

This year Jan. 21 national MLK holiday celebration will be a historical landmark with a two-fold achievement with the Inauguration Day swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama on the same day.

The community is welcome and encouraged to attend and share and become a part of this commemoration and help make this year’s Dr. King’s event a celebration to remember.

For more information contact Amy Rogers at 227-4041.

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