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MLK Day march canceled, virtual MLK day event set for Jan. 18

January 13, 2021 - 00:00
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  • MLK Day march canceled, virtual MLK day event set for Jan. 18

MLK Day march organizer Tommy Whitehead announced Monday, Jan. 11 that the 28th annual MLK Day march that would have taken place Monday, Jan. 18 has been canceled in light of COVID concerns.

Virtual MLK Day event Jan. 18

Glidden Baptist Church will host a virtual MLK Day celebration at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18. This event is not open to the public. It will be streamed online from the Glidden Baptist Church Facebook page and from The Colorado County Citizen Facebook page. The virtual event will have speakers, musicians and more.

For more information, please contact Glidden Baptist Church Pastor Joel Usher (512) 740-9478.

MLK Day service opportunity

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. One way citizens can give locally this year is through the Beyond the Prayer Ministry at Glidden Baptist Church. This ministry is to help the homeless and less fortunate throughout the county. The ministry is currently accepting: jackets, coats, clothing, blankets, contractor trash bags, non-perishable food, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other toiletries.

Donations can also be dropped off at The Citizen office, located at 2024 Hwy 71.

For more information, contact Lane Rogers (409) 939-5114 or Richard Chance (979) 633-7749.

MLK Day closings

County and City offices and buildings will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of MLK Day. Rice CISD, CISD and WISD campuses will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the holiday.

Banks will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the federal holiday.

The Citizen office will be open with normal business hours.