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Celebrate the life, service of Martin Luther King Jr. in January

Celebrate the life, service of Martin Luther King Jr. in January

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg MLK National Holiday Celebration is collaboration between the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County through their Community Relations Committee to expand the community's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Union Valley Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg, and the pastor the Rev. Sheldon Rox will be host of the annual Martin Luther King March and Celebration Monday Jan. 15. Commemoration at University Park will begin on Monday, Jan. 15, and will celebrate and honor the life of the late civil rights leader. T-shirts and food will be provided.

Singers wanting to participate in the "Let Freedom Ring, Let Freedom Sing" concert that will be presented as part of the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Various student groups and individuals will showcase their talents at the campus event "Silence Interrupted: Reconstructing the Dream", which will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center. The service event benefits Charlotte-Mecklenburg nonprofits.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served and a live DJ will be on hand for entertainment. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The event gives away three to four scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $500 to underprivileged high school seniors once they have been accepted into college. A joyful celebration will follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.


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