Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday is being celebrated on Monday January 15 this year.
One event will be the ”Peace and Justice March” sponsored by Prescott College and the Prescott United Methodist Church. This will leave from the Prescott College parking lot, 220 Grove Street, at 10:30 am. The march will round the square and end at the United Methodist Church on west Gurley, where snacks and interactive displays will be followed by a MLK Legacy Celebration at 11am.
There will also be a special MLK program/service at 6:00 pm at St. Luke’s Ebony Christian Church, 12191 E. Turquoise Circle, Dewey.
For many Americans the Martin Luther King Holiday has become a national day of service, a day to help others and give to their community. in past years projects have ranged from creek clean up to cleaning and painting veteran’s facilities. Many schools, churches and civic groups sponsor projects each year. And some folks just go out and pick up trash in their neighborhoods. However you celebrate this national holiday, remember Dr. King’s words,”Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
In other Martin Luther King Jr. Day news:
The U.S. Forest Service, including the Prescott National Forest will waive the $5.00 fees at day-use recreation sites on Monday, January 15, 2018. The fee waiver day is the first of five such days offered by the agency during 2018.
Gov. Doug Ducey announced that all Arizona state parks and trails will offer free admission during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in celebration of the Arizona State Parks & Trails’ recognition as the best-managed state park system in the nation. The National Recreation and Park Association awarded Arizona State Parks and Trails with the gold medal for best-managed state park system in September 2017.