Released on January 11, 2018 - 6:01pm

 

On January 15, 2018, the nation will pause to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The City of Laurel will honor his legacy by holding a day of community service event beginning at 11 a.m. in the City Council Chambers of the Laurel Municipal Center. It is located at 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD. 

 

It will be a “day on-not a day off” in Laurel.

 

The Public and Media are invited to participate in this nation-wide tradition of celebrating Dr. King’s accomplishments by lending a helping hand to others on his birthday-something the country has done since Martin Luther King, Jr Day became a national holiday in 1983.

 

  • Mayor Craig A. Moe and Councilman Fred Smalls will speak at the welcoming ceremony in the Council Chambers of the Laurel Municipal Center beginning at 11 am on the 15th.

     

  • Fourth and Fifth Graders from the Chesapeake Math and Information Technology Academy chorus will perform two inspiration musical selections.

     

     

  • Participants will be asked to help complete some arts and crafts projects for the NIH Thoughtful Treasures program—a way to brighten the surroundings of patients there.

     

  • Local High School students who have been pre-qualified will be transported to Suits for Success to help them sort out wardrobe donations.  Parents must pick their students up at the Municipal Center at 3:30 p.m.

     

This is a great opportunity for Laurel area students to learn the true meaning of the King Holiday and honor his memory.

 

For more information, please contact Communications Director Audrey Barnes at [email protected] or by calling 301-725-5300 x2208

The Media is asked to RSVP.

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