City offices closing for MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr

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. They will be closed Saturday, Jan. 13 and Monday, Jan. 15.

The theme of this observance is "Peace and Equality: A Dream for All People". Day on Monday, Jan. 15., but Ferdinand offices will be open. All are welcome to participate by signing up at T-shirts and food will be provided.

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Gospel Concert at Second Baptist Church, 717 N. Wildwood Ave., Kankakee. 4 p.m.

"This celebration is a chance to recognize the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as we continue our work today to advance greater justice and equity for everybody", said James Burroughs, Chief Inclusion Officer for the State of Minnesota.

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Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served and a live DJ will be on hand for entertainment. Interfaith Commemorative Service at 6 Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave.; and Martin Luther King Jr.

The speaker will be three students from Lawrenceburg High School and the guest speaker will be Bob Ewbank. A joyful celebration will follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The comedian, actress, writer, producer and former MTV VJ holds a master's degree in African-American studies from Columbia University.

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