Local offices to close for MLK day

Local offices to close for MLK day

And it is what we celebrate across our nation on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The social networking site is encouraging famous people to shed light on his work, legacy and his impact on the world today.

55 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his now famous "I Have A Dream Speech".

National forests in 2018 offer six fee-free days: Monday (Martin Luther King Day), Feb. 19 (Presidents Day), June 19 (National Get Outdoors Day), Sept. 22 (National Public Lands Day) and November 11 and 12 (Veterans Day).

Rock Creek Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service, and Montgomery County Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information contact the chamber by email at info@reidsvillechamber.org or by phone at 336-349-8481.

On Monday night, another service will take place at a Topeka church and will reach the quarter-century mark in the process.


The program includes the presentation of nine scholarships to high school seniors ranging from $500 to $2,500 awarded on the basis of essays submitted detailing how King's ideals influenced their own aspirations for the future.

Wet Walk: Starting at 9 a.m. on January 12-15, take a free, two-hour, strenuous, wade through the River of Grass into the shadows of a "gator hole" or a cypress dome.

Sunday Services - 3 p.m., 6 p.m. The Roosevelt University Conservatory Choir will join the Sinfonietta for a performance of "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. I encourage you to make it a day to plan how you'll start or continue making meaningful contributions to your local public schools. At 10 a.m., the group will march to the city's celebration. Snacks, lunch and water will be provided.

The foundation also welcomes donations to pay for supplies.

At the end of the parade, the City of New Orleans will host its inaugural Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service will take place at Elm Grove Baptist Church at 1302 US -29, Reidsville.

The lessons we learned from Dr. King during the civil rights movement of the 1960s are as relevant today as they were then.

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